I just got to hear about a new a new project to set out and develop assessment instruments for the characteristics we would seek to develop in students prepared for life in a global world – what is being described as “global competency”. Among those engaged in the project are Harvard Project Zero. As part of the work an interesting and useful Global Competency Framework
has been developed. At this stage there is a call for student work, from students of all ages from KG to graduate level. Below is an extract from the website, with links for further information.
Request for Work Demonstrating Global Competency
“You are invited to participate in an exciting new project to transform the teaching and assessing of key skills in students of all ages. EdSteps is collecting samples of work that demonstrate Global Competency as part of a ground breaking effort to assess student performance using real examples of work done by students and professionals from across the nation and throughout the world.
EdSteps: A Call for Work Demonstrating Global Competency
EdSteps seeks work done by students and professionals from the U.S. and around the world that demonstrates global competency: the knowledge, skills and disposition to understand and act creatively on issues of global significance. EdSteps will publish the work online to show examples of global competency at various levels of expertise. Once the work is published, it will help teachers strengthen instruction and better evaluate student work and provide examples for students to help them strive for greater achievement. To accomplish these goals, we need your help and professional judgment.”
For further information see:
Global Competency Matrix