Visualizing the breadth of skills movement across education systems
There is a global movement happening in education. Around the world education systems are increasingly inclusive of a broad range of skills in curricula to prepare students for the complex challenges of this century. As with change more generally, transformation in education happens in different ways and at different rates. As part of the Skills for a Changing World project, this global mapping study seeks to explore this movement and identify how national education goals and policies reflect changing perspectives on the ways to equip students with the skills needed for the 21st century – including literacy and numeracy but going well beyond these competencies to include skills such as collaboration, problem solving, and creativity.
Our study looked at how countries translate their commitment to breadth of skills, noted by aspirational statements into the specific skills they value and approaches to curriculum. We mapped four categories of criteria for selected countries – skills mentioned in mission and vision statements, specific skills identified in any documents, skills present in curriculum, and whether a skills progression is notified.
For more information and an initial analysis of data, read the full report: “Visualizing the Breadth of Skills Movement Across Education Systems”
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