Global High Schools invites teachers, principals, students and partners to attend our conference on global competences in education. Keynote address will be held by Veronica Boix-Mansilla, Principal Investigator Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and author of the book Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage.
As the world becomes more interconnected and complex, the school is no longer just part of a local society, but also part of a networked global community. The role of the school is not just to prepare students to participate locally, but to support them in becoming active global citizens. Global High Schools is a cooperation between Danish high schools which identify understanding of global issues and the capacity and disposition to act as essential 21st century competences.
At this conference Global High Schools has invited leading international expert on global competences in education, Veronica Boix-Mansilla. With departure in her research mapping and identifying global competencies within different disciplines she will discuss global competences and the opportunities for strengthening these through secondary school education.
Representatives from the Danish corporate sector and the higher education system will also discuss the importance of global competences in education. Finally Global High Schools will present examples of their work with global competences at the schools.