A key product of the reflection and vision building process is the UWC Changshu competency framework. More than just discrete knowledge or isolated skills, competencies are the mobilisation of what one learns to solve problems in real-world contexts. Therefore, this competency framework is designed to empower students to apply what they learn in the real world and reflect on the experience.
Aligned to the UWC mission and the movement in global education toward competency-based teaching and learning, our four competencies are meant to guide students in this process as they develop the ability to build a more peaceful, sustainable future.
Living peace and building peace
Living harmoniously with other human beings while working to resolve conflict through organizing, planning and implementing peace-building activities.
Living sustainably, promoting environmental stewardship
Living in a sustainable matter and being active in pursuit of more equitable human existence and survival of our planet.
Taking responsibility for personal and collective wellbeing; committed to empowering self and others to aspire to achieve common goals and innovate for the benefit of the whole.
Learners display lifelong learning skills and emotional resilience to respond adaptively to changing demands.