Meet the experts joining us at the AFS Global Conference

Did you know that at the upcoming AFS Global Conference you can connect with—meet them below—global experts who lead education policymaking, deliver innovative curricula, and guide hiring practices in international companies?

Following the worldwide launch of the PISA Global Competence Assessment results, join our virtual roundtable discussions to learn, network and showcase best practices in global competence education. 

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Representatives from key stakeholder groups are 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 will be invited to pose questions and to join a moderated, interactive discussion. 

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

  • Dominic Cardy, Ministry of Education and Early Childhood Development of New Brunswick, Canada

  • Winrose Rono, The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Department of Primary Education


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 will outline 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)


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?

  • Kerry Dryburgh, bp 

  • Sinta Kaniawati, Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN)

  • Roberto Ruffino, Fondazione Intercultura/AFS Intercultural Programs


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

  • Veronica Boix-Mansilla, Harvard Graduate School of Education/ Project Zero


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 collaboration?

  • Mohamed Abdel-Kader, Stevens Initiative

  • Monika Froehler, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens

  • John May, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation


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)

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