17.2.2012

What Competences Do Global Citizens Need?

In 2011, the Finnish National Board of Education carried out a development project to promote global education titled As a Global Citizen in Finland. The project was executed in cooperation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Unit for Development Communications, and a school network consisting of basic schools, general upper secondary schools and a teacher training school.

The project was aimed at finding and developing means for children and youngsters to participate in building a more just and sustainable world. Special emphasis was placed on determining the competences required of a global citizen and how these can be incorporated into the upcoming national curriculum reform for general education. The main results of the project have been compiled into a publication titled Schools Reaching out to a Global World, distributed to basic education and general upper secondary education schools during January 2012.

Publication: Schools reaching out to a global world

In 2011, the Finnish National Board of Education carried out a development project to promote global education titled As a Global Citizen in Finland. The main results of the project have been compiled into a publication titled Schools Reaching out to a Global World, distributed to basic education and general upper secondary education schools during January 2012.