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Fostering K-12 Students' Global Competencies


Students graduating from high school have tremendous opportunities to be personally successful, economically productive, and actively engaged. To capitalize on these opportunities however, it is critical that our education systems support students in acquiring the right competencies to navigate increasingly complex societies.

There has been a global movement to position 21st-century readiness and global competencies at the centre of K-12 education.  Given the push to integrate these skills into the curriculum, it is critical to take stock of the existing empirical research evidence on how students' global competencies are fostered, assessed, evaluated and reported on, as well as to determine whether there are any commonly travelled paths or learning progressions to support the long-term development of these competencies. 

Rapid synthesis: