Key Competences in Europe: Opening Doors for Lifelong Learners Across the School Curriculum and Teacher Education

328 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2010 Last revised: 1 Mar 2010

Jean Gordon

European Institute of Education and Social Policy

Gábor Halász

University Eötvös Lóránd

Magdalena Krawczyk

Institute for Social Research, University of Warsaw

Tom Leney

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA)

Alain Michel

European Institute of Education and Social Policy (EIESP)

David Pepper

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA)

Elzbieta Putkiewicz

Warsaw University

Jerzy Wiśniewski

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This study on cross-curricular key competences in the school curriculum and in teacher education in the 27 Member States was commissioned by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. The study was undertaken by a consortium composed of the project leader CASE (Center for Social and Economic Research, Poland), working in partnership with: QCA (Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, United Kingdom), EIESP (European Institute for Education and Social Policy, France), the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) and two Hungarian experts from Eötvös Loránd University and Pannonia University.

The aim of the study is to provide a comparative overview of policy and practice concerning the development and implementation of key competences in the education systems of the 27 Member States of the European Union. In particular, the study assesses the implementation of the 8 key competences contained in the European Reference Framework of Key Competences in primary and secondary schools across the EU as well as the extent to which initial and in-service education and training of teachers equips them with the skills and competences necessary to deliver key competences effectively.

Keywords: key competences, lifelong learning, cross-curricular, competence

JEL Classification: I21

Suggested Citation

Gordon, Jean and Halász, Gábor and Krawczyk, Magdalena and Leney, Tom and Michel, Alain and Pepper, David and Putkiewicz, Elzbieta and Wiśniewski, Jerzy, Key Competences in Europe: Opening Doors for Lifelong Learners Across the School Curriculum and Teacher Education (2009). CASE Network Reports No. 87. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1517804 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1517804

Jean Gordon (Contact Author)

European Institute of Education and Social Policy ( email )

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France

Gábor Halász

University Eötvös Lóránd ( email )

Egyetem tér 1-3
Budapest, 1053
Hungary
+36-1-461-4500 (Phone)
+36-1-461-4532 (Fax)

Magdalena Krawczyk

Institute for Social Research, University of Warsaw

Stawki 5/7
Warszawa, 00-183
Poland
+48228315153 (Phone)
+48228314933 (Fax)

Tom Leney

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) ( email )

83 Piccadilly
London, W1J 8QA
United Kingdom

Alain Michel

European Institute of Education and Social Policy (EIESP) ( email )

Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
Cedex 16
Paris, F-75775
France

David Pepper

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) ( email )

83 Piccadilly
London, W1J 8QA
United Kingdom

Elzbieta Putkiewicz

Warsaw University ( email )

Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
Warszawa, Pl-00681
Poland

Jerzy Wiśniewski

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research ( email )

Sienkiewicza 12
Warsaw, 00-010
Poland

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