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IBE-UNESCO participates in the UNESCO Catalonia Conference titled ''From competency-based curriculum to Education transformation’’ in Barcelona



On the 13th of March 2018, the IBE-UNESCO was invited to a conference titled ''From competency-based curriculum to Education transformation’’. The event was held at the CosmoCaixa science museum in Barcelona and it was co-organized by the UNESCO Center of Catalonia, the Department of Education, the Jaume Bofill Foundation, the Rosa Sensat Teachers' Association, Movements for Pedagogical Renewal, the Barcelona Education Consortium, Barcelona City Council.

The main objective of the conference was to bring together thought leaders, experts, practitioners and representatives of key organisations and networks in the region to address the challenges facing the national education system and how to help schools transform to a competency-based curriculum.

During the conference, the IBE Director, Dr Marope presented the institution’s global initiative ‘’Future Competences and the Future of Curriculum’’, which is considered the best global normative guide for competence-based curricula that can support the attainment of the Education 2030 agenda, and that can prepare learners (young and old) for Industry 4.0.

In the closing ceremony, the President of the Parliament, Roger Torrent, defended the "successful" model of the Catalan school and he asked the attendees to be critical with institutions and politicians, in order to improve the overall system performance.

The conference was followed by a seminar organized by the Generalitat's secretary for universities and researching and the Margalida Comas Program, where the IBE Director presented the initiative to those responsible for teacher training and professional development programs at the region's top universities.

Event Replay
From competency-based curriculum to Education transformation

El Periódico: "La innovació educativa ha d'arribar també a la universitat"
Entrevista a la Dra. Mmantsetsa Marope, directora de l'International Bureau of Education, la branca acadèmica de la UNESCO, i Eduard Vallory, president del Centre UNESCO de Catalunya

Press in Barcelona
Es necesario reconceptualizar el currículo escolar y adaptarlo a la sociedad, según una experta
Les principals xarxes de transformació educativa s’uneixen per canviar l’aprenentatge a l’escola
L’important no és què aprenem sinó què fem amb el que sabem
Torrent defensa el model ”d’èxit” d’escola catalana i en reivindica el consens social
Torrent defiende el modelo de "éxito" de la escuela catalana