Are Students Prepared For An Interconnected World?

Global Competence as Defined by the OECD

Global Competence as Defined by the OECD

To measure students’ preparedness for an increasingly complex and interconnected world, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducted an assessment of global competence as part of the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). OECD defines global competence as a multidimensional capacity that encompasses the ability to: examine issues of local, global and cultural significance; understand and appreciate the perspectives and worldviews of others; engage in open, appropriate and effective interactions across cultures; and take action for collective well-being and sustainable development. 

Released this week, Are Students Ready to Thrive in an Interconnected World? explores students’ experiences of global and intercultural learning at school and beyond. OECD’s Director for Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher writes in a recent article: “To do well on this assessment, students need to demonstrate that they can combine knowledge about the world with critical reasoning.”

Learn more about findings and implications of Are Students Ready to Thrive in an Interconnected World? during a webinar hosted by NCEE on Tuesday, October 27 at 4 p.m. ET featuring Schleicher and Anthony Mackay. Register for the webinar here.