People for Education releases Draft Competencies and Skills

August 11, 2015 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

People for Education has released a 14-page document titled Measuring What Matters: Phase One: Draft Competencies and Skills (Measuring What Matters web site).

From their news release: 

“Our researchers have developed a draft list of the skills, competencies and school conditions that provide a foundation for long-term success” .

From page 1 (one) of the document:

“…  we have conducted a wide consultation, elicited ideas at major education conferences and partnered with leading scholars. We are pleased to share the result of this work as a current working draft of the foundational skills/competencies and learning conditions in domains of creativity, citizenship, social-emotional learning, and health. It is important to note that while each domain has a level of discrete meaning, the individual competencies are interrelated. A student may be demonstrating/developing several competencies across the different domains within one learning experience.

Ultimately, the project is working towards re-defining what ‘counts’ for students to be successful in school and life.Instead of expecting the skills related to these domains to occur in students as a by-product of a school system focused on literacy and numeracy, we propose to broaden the goals for education by explicitly naming and evaluating the system’s success in building these core competencies.” 

To respond and participate in the discussion click here:  “We want to hear from you. Have we captured the broad range of skills and competencies that students need for long-term success? Do the descriptions of the conditions necessary in schools to support broader student success make sense?”

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