WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR OUR SCHOOLS?
To help develop our students to become confident, active and informed global citizens, Sydney Catholic Schools is committed to providing its schools with a framework for planning, assessing, monitoring, evaluating, credentialing and reporting students’ progress and achievement of global capabilities. Developing global citizens involves an education which encourages students to think globally and act locally.
Focusing on capabilities development is about empowering learners to apply and transfer their knowledge and skills through broader learning experiences that require students to solve real-world problems.
Implementing a Global Capabilities Framework will help our students attain the knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions that will enable them to flourish in a world in which rapid technological advances are contributing to unprecedented economic and social change.
There is an initial focus on six global capabilities:
- Confident Learner
- Creating New Value
- Critical Thinking
- Cultural Capability
The inquiry learning element of the Global Capabilities Framework is supportive of Catholic social teaching, in that it will foster opportunities for students to meaningfully engage in service in action.