SEK International Schools, committed to Global Citizenship

With the goal of promoting global competencies and ensuring SEK students continue to develop the skills, attitudes and capacities to take both local and global action, that truly has a positive impact in the world, we are currently working to reinforce the global competence element of the SEK Philosophy. Each school has identified a Global Citizenship leader, and together they have participated in a reflection, collaboration and planning session on November 12th. 

During this session, we have reflected on the concepts of global citizenship and competency; community action and social innovation; we have analyzed the activities that are currently happening across the schools, and we have identified the type of participation that students currently have available.

Through collaboration, we have come to a shared definition of what these concepts mean to us, through the review of sources and experts such as Fernando Reimers and Micheal Furdyk, and organizations such as the Asia Society, Oxfam, the OECD, and of course, the International Baccalaureate, as a central piece of our work. 

With this, we hope to set the scene for the continued incorporation of elements of global citizenship and social innovation throughout the curricula of all the schools, linking it with the Action component of the PYP, Service as Action of the MYP and CAS, TOK and the Extended Essays of the DP, as well as other action and service projects . 

 

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