image This report sets out the European Policy Network on Key Competences in School Education (KeyCoNet)’s final recommendations. It draws on evidence collected through literature reviews, country overviews, case studies, peer learning visits, national expert consultations,and an international online public consultation which gathered feedback from education stakeholders.

The European Policy Network on Key Competences in School Education (KeyCoNet) was launched in 2012 with the remit to analyse and map emergent strategies in implementing key competences in education across Europe, and to develop recommendations to strengthen policy and practice in different country contexts. This report first provides a brief summary of the key competence approach and its implications for teaching, learning and assessment. The following section presents the state of the art in policy and implementation, identifying common enablers and ongoing challenges. The final section presents recommendations first, for deepening and sustaining competence-based education where significant progress has already been made, and second, for scaling key competence reforms in varied national and local contexts. Recommendations for the European level are also included. The European Commission has a key role to play in supporting the process of change and promoting international peer learning.

Janet Looney, Alain Michel
educational authorities, learners, other, policy makers, researchers, teachers
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