15:00 – 16:00 Paris time | OPENING PLENARY – See Local Times
Global Release of PISA Global Competence Assessment Results
Opening of the 2020 AFS Global Conference featuring a plenary presentation of the worldwide launch of the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 Global Competence Assessment by Andreas Schleicher of the OECD.
- Andreas Schleicher, OECD
- Daniel Obst, AFS Intercultural Programs
16:15 – 17:00 Paris Time | PLENARY – SEE Local Times
Live Q&A with Andreas Schleicher, OECD
Following the plenary presentation of the PISA 2018 Global Competence Assessment Results, we hosted a live Q&A session with Andreas Schleicher of the OECD.
- Andreas Schleicher, OECD
- Melissa Liles, AFS Intercultural Programs
17:15 – 18:15 PARIS TIME – SEE LOCAL TIMES
What do the results mean? Implications of PISA Global Competence Assessment Results for Key Stakeholders
Representatives from key stakeholder groups were invited to react to the results and what they see as the implications for the stakeholder they represent to further develop global competence education. Following their remarks, participants were invited to pose questions and to join a moderated, interactive discussion.
Implications for POLICYMAKERS & INTRAGOVERNMENTAL BODIES
National ministries and other bodies that govern and evaluate education have a significant responsibility to define policies on how their countries will foster global competence. Having seen the PISA Global Competence Assessment results, how will these leaders react, what will they change, and how can they learn from each other?
- Monica Ospina, Colombian Institute for the Evaluation of Education
- Jameela Al Muhairi, United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education
- Norma Allegra Cerrato, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Honduras
Implications for TEACHERS & SCHOOL LEADERS
Especially in the times of Covid-19, what are the main challenges that teachers face when engaging in global competence education, and how can they overcome them? Using the PISA Global Competence Assessment results, our panelists outlined key steps forward for integrating and implementing global competence education in their classrooms.
- Aaron Moniz, Inspire Citizens
- Sarah-Louise Jones, University of Hull, UK
- Marta Kowalczuk-Walędziak, Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE)
- Tommy Lagargen, Swedish Schools Inspectorate
- Nadya Escandon-Francis Rivera, SEK Guatemala International School
Implications for BUSINESS & WORKFORCE PIPELINE
Investing in a globally competent workforce is a smart strategy for businesses worldwide. But what are concrete actions that businesses can take to ensure that the workforce pipeline already has necessary skills described in the PISA Global Competence Assessment before they reach the workplace?
- Sinta Kaniawati, Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN)
- Roberto Ruffino, Fondazione Intercultura/AFS Intercultural Programs
- Pedro Pires Miranda, Siemens Portugal
- Veronique Verelle, Ipsos
Implications for ACADEMICS & RESEARCHERS
Global competence is still considered a relatively new concept by some in the academic community. What other research is urgently needed to better define this term, so that it is more actionable and more easily integrated into education curricula worldwide? What can the researchers learn from conducting and analyzing the PISA Global Competence Assessment?
- Darla K. Deardorff, Duke University/AIEA
- Mitalene Fletcher, Harvard University
- Martyn Barrett, University of Surrey
- Veronica Boix-Mansilla, Harvard Graduate School of Education/ Project Zero
Implications for NON-FORMAL & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
The PISA Global Competence Assessment exposed some significant gaps and challenges for educators in fostering these skills, values, attitudes, and knowledge among learners. How can the non-formal and international education providers step up and work more closely with the formal education sector and others? How can we maximize cross-sectoral
- Mohamed Abdel-Kader, Stevens Initiative
- Monika Froehler, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens
- John May, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation
- Arja Krauchenberg, European Parents Association
Implications for STUDENTS
No discussion about education is complete without the learners themselves. What are student reactions to the PISA Global Competence Assessment results? What do they expect their schools to do differently moving forward, and what opportunities can they already see for improved global competence development in the post-Covid world?
- Ashley Lin, Secondary School Student/My Project Exchange
- Noora Elkenawi, University Student/Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Youth Network
- Lucija Karnelutti, University Student/Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU)
- Lucas Martins Carvalho, University Student/BRASA – Brazilian Student Association
*All times in GMT+2 (Paris)