What is a competency?A competency is defined as a capability or ability. At the 2nd APEC Education Reform Syposium in Xian, China, 21st Century Competencies were defined as the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be competitive in real life and workforce.
Developing 21st Century Competencies: An International ConcernInternational commission on Education for the21st Century developed 4 pillars:• 1) Learning to do• 2) Learning to know• 3) Learning to be• 4) Learning to live together
The Partnership for 21st Century in theUnited States defines competencies as:
Key competencies in 21st Century New Zealand• 1.Thinking• 2 Using language, symbols and text• 3 Managing self• 4 Relating to others• 5 Participating and contributing
According to the Asia society, studentsmust develop the knowledge and skill to:• Investigate the world• Weigh perspectives• Communicate ideas• Take the action.
The global classroom• Technologies: Are the tools students use to create knowledge and to create personal and social change.• Computer and Internet• T V in classrooms• DVDs• Projectors screen ect.
El Salvador Education in 21st Century• CONÉCTATE• EduNet• myPortal• One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project• Digital Learning Centers’ project• PIENSA (THINK) program
• Yo´re never too young, or too old, to make your voice heard and create change that make the world a better place.