Project Zero’s Boix Mansilla Releases Book on Global CompetenceBy newseditor
Project Zero Principal Investigator Veronica Boix Mansilla is celebrating the release of her new book, Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage. Coauthored with Anthony Jackson, the book addresses what global competence looks like and how educators can best prepare students to be effective citizens in an increasingly interdependent world. Specifically, Boix Mansilla and Jackson explore global competence as defined by a recent collaboration between the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
The book will be formally released at a special event this Wednesday, April 27, 2011 hosted by CCSSO, the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning, and the Smithsonian. It will take place at the American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery and will feature a discussion with the authors about educating students for global competence.
VerÃ³nica Boix Mansilla is the chair of the Future of Learning Institute at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Project at Harvard Project Zero, the founder of the Latin American Initiative for Understanding and Development (Latitud), and a Fellow at the Asia Society. She has taught at both the Harvard Graduate School of Education and at the University of Buenos Aires, and serves as an advisor to the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), International Baccalaureate, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Her most recent work focuses on the development and nurture of an informed global consciousness.