Welcome to the ISITPGC project!
This 3 year Erasmus+ funded project (2015-2018) aims to foster globally aware citizens by developing their international skills and competencies. The development of such skills has never been so important. No matter where we live, we are all facing great challenges, such as those posed by the international migration crisis, economic recessions and climate change. We need to learn to work together effectively with people from different cultures and traditions both at home and abroad to solve these societal problems which affect us all.
This whole project hangs around the development of an International Skills Framework which has been produced as a result of extensive research carried out during the first year of the project. From this framework, three separate but inter-related outputs have been created. The first is an international skills inventory, which is made up of a test aimed at students aged between 8 - 19 years old. The second output is a series of student courses, created by students, for students. The student courses will help students to increase their skills and competencies as they grow into globally aware citizens. The third output is a teachers toolkit which when created, will help teachers and other adults to teach international skills and competencies to their students.
All of this work is underpinned by rigorous research, stakeholder involvement and extensive user testing.
We are now in the final year of our project and are really keen to get as many people involved in using the International Skills Test and the Student Courses. If you are interested in using either of these in schools, clubs or other organisations, then please register your interest here: REGISTER INTEREST
You can also contact us directly if you need more help, advice or simply want to be kept informed of the project: Clare McKinlay - ISITPGC Project Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)