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WE ACT RIGHT: Five core values and five core competencies


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Based on the NCEE report "Tough Choices or Tough Times", Dr. Nelson presents the Five Core Competencies (WE ACT) that dovetail nicely with the Five Core Values (RIGHT).

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WE ACT RIGHT: Five core values and five core competencies

  1. 1. August 8, 2013 WE ACT RIGHT: The Five Core Competencies and the Five Core Values
  2. 2. 2 What we ought to learn? “A curriculum defines what we ought to learn. For what? To become competent to live a life that we freely chose, for which we are fully responsible, and that brings us realization. A curriculum, therefore, is not a set of subject matters („disciplines‟) we need to assimilate, but a matrix of competencies we need to build” - Eduardo Chaves The following FiveCore Competencies have been found by experts to be necessary for students to be successful in this 21st century. Hence, MIS is being modeled after and built for the ideal knowledge-worker educational model by offering a rigorous academic program based upon these competencies as an exemplar for international curriculum with appropriate supplements of the most innovative curriculum materials available in the international educational arena.
  3. 3. 1.Worldview 2.Emotional Intelligence 3.Academics in balance 4.Creativity 5.Technology 3 The Five Core Competencies spell the acronym “WE ACT”
  4. 4. Worldview is a perspective guided by a thorough knowledge of current global issues and an understanding of individual responsibility on the local, national, and international levels as a global citizen. Learner Understandings: • An increasingly interconnected world creates new complexities, realities, responsibilities, and opportunities. • Each person has a responsibility as a global citizen in taking action on the 20 Global Issues. • All cultures have value, and cultural diversity has to be maintained. • Collaboration is essential for the solution of global problems. • There are both positive and negative effects of globalization. • There is a commonality of all human beings. 4 1. WE ACT – Worldview
  5. 5. 5 2. WE ACT -Emotional Intelligence Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive self and others as unique and valuable to the world. There are five domains of emotional intelligence: knowing your emotions, managing your emotions, motivating yourself, recognizing and understanding other people’s emotions, helping others to manage their own emotions. Learner Understandings: • Internal motivation and self-direction are essential. • Empathy and respect for others are essential. • Each person has a responsibility to self and others. • Each person must practice self-discipline, self-assessment and proper social skills. • Each person must know and accept himself. • Self-expression is an important part of developing emotional intelligence. • There is a continuum of respect from top to bottom level: adapting behavior, cooperating, valuing difference, accepting other viewpoints, tolerating. • One’s emotional intelligence affects the quality of one’s relationships. • A lack of emotional intelligence can cause social and personal problems.
  6. 6. 6 Academics in balance are project based learning experiences that foster the development of the multiple intelligences, creating lifelong learners who are inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring people who will make the world a better place. Learner Understandings: • A broad range of knowledge and skills is required for personal success and the ability to contribute positively to the human community. • There are many ways to acquire knowledge and skills. • Learning can be differentiated to accommodate individual learning styles and needs. • The human mind is a combination of various intelligences. • Education is a continuous, lifelong process. 3. WE ACT - Academics in Balance
  7. 7. 7 4. WEACT - Creativity Creativity is a mindset characterized by a willingness to generate new ideas, possibilities and outcomes. It is multi- faceted, ranging from cognitive to aesthetic. Learner Understandings: • Creativity is stimulated by asking new questions while generating new ideas to apply to various situations and challenges. • Every human being has the capacity to be creative. • Environment has a dramatic effect on creativity. • People may not exhibit the same level of creativity in all areas. • Self-assessment and self-motivation are needed to allow the learners to foster creativity in all facets of their education. • Creativity takes many forms. • Creativity is applied imagination, a step into creating something new and /or putting it into action. • Creativity takes various forms: it can be an ability, an attitude or a process.
  8. 8. 8 5. WEACT - Technology Technology is a tool which allows an individual learner to enhance or to facilitate his or her learning process. Learner Understandings: • Technology expands our ability to communicate through a wide range of media. • Technology allows us to efficiently access, store, and use information. • Technology supports self-directed learning. • Technology supports differentiated learning. • Technology is a tool to assist human intelligence, not a substitute for it.
  9. 9. 9 WE ACT Worldview Emotional Intelligence Academics in Balance Creativity Technology The Five Core Competencies.
  10. 10. 10 But HOW do WE ACT? Core Competencies are fine… …but we need Core Values for students to uphold everyday. So… …how do WE ACT? WE ACT RIGHT! Respect for your self and others Integrity in making the correct decisions Good Deeds to help others in need Hard Work leads to certain mastery Team Spirit to help everyone
  11. 11. 11 The Five Core Competencies and the Five Core Values Competencies = WE ACT Values = RIGHT WE ACT RIGHT at MIS. Right? Right!
  12. 12. August 8, 2013 WE ACT RIGHT