ONTARIO MINISTRY OF EDUCATION INNOVATION LEARNING RESOURCES
Ontario’s graduates are entering a world that is more competitive, globally connected, and technologically engaged than any other period in history. All around the world, various jurisdictions are exploring how to prepare their students to lead fulfilling lives, be productive citizens, and thrive in rapidly changing, global knowledge-based economies that are driven by technology.
Increasingly, global competencies (e.g. transferable skills), are being recognized by researchers and employers as essential for student success in an interconnected world.
The term “global competencies” encompasses knowledge, skills and attitudes/values. The need to develop global competencies has always been at the core of learning and innovation. What’s new in the 21st century is the call for education systems to explicitly emphasize and integrate competencies in teaching and assessment practices.
Ontario is committed to moving forward on innovation and the integration of global competencies. In 2017 the Ministry of Education created the Incubation and Design Branch for this purpose.