At a time when global skills are in critical demand, the 2020 AFS Global Conference is set to host the worldwide launch of the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 Global Competence Assessment and explore their implications for students, educators, policymakers and other education stakeholders.

Previously scheduled to take place in Singapore, the Conference will now happen online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The agenda will be transformed into an interactive virtual event for the education community highlighting the voices of learners alongside educators on 22 and 23 October 2020.  The Conference is organized by AFS Intercultural Programs (AFS) in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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OECD’s PISA Global Competence Assessment Results

Building on the previous discussions at this event, the 2020 AFS Global Conference will host the worldwide launch of the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 Global Competence Assessment and provide deeper insights into the PISA’s first-ever assessment of global competence and its role for quality, equity, and effectiveness in education. PISA, the global yardstick for success in education, has been assessing the 15-year-old’s reading, math, and science skills worldwide since 2000.

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“Global competency is about building curiosity – opening minds, it’s about compassion –opening hearts, and it’s about courage, mobilising our cognitive, social and emotional resources to build a more human world. And that’s also our best weapon against the biggest threats of our times – ignorance – the closed mind, hate – the closed heart, and fear – the enemy of agency.”

Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills

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