AN INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Sydney Catholic Schools is working to broaden the understanding of student achievement to include not just what every child knows and understands, but also what every child can do beyond the subject-related skills prescribed in each Key Learning Area (KLA).
The development of capabilities that go beyond specific key learning areas are a necessary part of every child’s educational journey. The development of these skills must be clear and embedded in the delivery of the curriculum.
Various terms are used to describe these skills, such as: 21st century skills, soft skills, learner competencies, learner capabilities, essential skills and employability skills, to name just a few. Iin Australia, the term ‘capabilities’ has been generally adopted to describe these skill sets.