An operational definition of Key Competences for the purpose of our network’s activities ‘A competence refers to a complex combination of knowledge, skills, understanding, values, attitudes and desire which lead to effective, embodied human action in the world in a particular domain.’ Hoskins B., Deakin Crick R., (2010) Competences for learning to learn and active citizenship: different currencies or two sides of the same coin?, European Journal of Education Vol. 45, No. 1, 2010, Part II
ScopeEuropean policy network IMPACT ON POLICIES (recommendations)These key competences are all interdependent, and the emphasis inon the implementationeach case is on: KNOW HOW• critical thinking EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF 8 KEY COMPETENCES:• creativitySubject/knowledge based 1. COMMUNICATION IN MOTHER TONGUE• initiative 2. COMMUNICATION IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES 3. MATHS, SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCES• problem solvingof key competences 4. DIGITAL COMPETENCE• risk assessment 5. LEARNING TO LEARN• decision taking 6. SOCIAL AND CIVIC COMPETENCES Cross-curricular areas of feelings• constructive management 7. SENSE OF INITIATIVE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 8. CULTURAL AWARENESS AND EXPRESSIONin school education PRIMARY & SECONDARY GENERAL EDUCATION
2 main working areas Identifying analysing Website, casePublic debate, Increasing notes and studies, mappinglegislation, change network videos, newsletter,in curriculum, pilot etc. influenceproject, experiment, KCD INITIATIVESstrategy, etc. & through Spread of IMPLEMENTATION stakeholders in STRATEGIES disseminationPhases, role of countries coveredvarious and membership Other EU countriesstakeholders,evaluation, etc. Core remit: identifying and analysing emergent strategies in implementing key competences into education reforms, and producing recommendations.
Major focus Teacher Student training assessmentHow to implement a holistic approach for an effective change in the student curriculum? Learning School resources organisation Enablers? Obstacles?
Our methodology Literature review 1st version : Sept. 2012 Case notes Case studies Peer study Videos Mapping & country April-June 2012 Feb-April 2013 visits Dec.2012 sheets May-Sept. 2013 Jan.-March 2014 Nov. 2012 Oct.2013 Dec.2012 Sept. 2013 Sept. 2014 Dec. 2013 Initiatives June 2014 Dec. 2014March /April 2012 Jan.- May 2013 RECOMMENDATIONS Nov. 2014 IDENTIFY ANALYSE DISCUSS ILLUSTRATE DISSEMINATE KeyCoNet website/learning community Operational from April 2012 Identifying National Increasing existing networking membership networks events April 2012 March-May 2012 Nov. 2013 Sept. 2014
A permanent dialogue Research Policy making Practice
How can YOU get involved?I. Share your key competence development initiative/s with us by drafting case notes on the basis of guidelines that your national coordinator will provide you with.II. Apply to become an associate or full member of the network by indicating your interest to your national coordinator.III. Engage with the project’s outcomes which will be provided on our website as they become available during the network’s 3 year lifetime.
Contribution from existing/potential partners • Identifying KCD initiatives & existing networks • Participating to 5 European face to-face meetings and study visits over the 3 year period • Organising a National Networking Event yearly (x3) • Coordinating the drafting of case notes by the coordinators of KCD initiatives • Selecting case notes to be analysed through case studies • For those interested: proposing and organising peer study visits • Commenting on draft deliverables & outputs (case studies, mapping report, country sheets, recommendations report, etc.) • Increasing the network’s influence at national level and possibly proposing new members