UWCSEA Mission Competencies
When students run a peace conference, set up their own edible gardening project or take up 'Coding for Good' these are all demonstrations of what we call ‘mission competencies’ in practice. Mission competencies are knowledge, skills, understanding and dispositions from our learning programme in action. They emerge when students, and our alumni, mobilize their learning in complex, real-world situations in service to the mission.
Described below are the five competencies that the leadership team, through an ongoing review of the UWCSEA Learning Programme, have currently identified as reflecting both the breadth of our holistic learning programme and the ways that students and alumni can be seen to be enacting the mission.
In 2020/2021, we will review these competencies with the broader community so as to refine them before embedding them into our guiding statements.
Competency 1: Essential Literacies
Critically and creatively integrating and adapting literacies essential to supporting communication and problem-solving in local and global contexts.
Competency 2: Interpersonal and Intercultural Understanding
Engaging with the cultures, politics and identities of self and others, including the norms and values that underlie one’s actions.
Competency 3: Peacebuilding
Building peace in local and global contexts.
Competency 4: Sustainable Development
Engaging with complexity, understanding multiple futures, taking the role of steward and developing sustainable solutions within environmental, social, economic and political systems.
Competency 5: Self and Community Wellbeing
Building wellbeing in self and others, whilst supporting a sense of connectedness and autonomy.