ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES (SKILLS)
As a WASC accredited school, Seoul Foreign School has identified a set of Essential Competencies (Skills) which are viewed as being important in developing responsible life-long learners of the 21 st Century.
Seoul Foreign School's Essential Competencies are divided into four strands: 1. Learning & Innovation Skills; 2. Information Media & Technical Skills; 3. Life & Career Skills; 4. Spiritual Development. While each strand contains different skills and areas of development, we believe that all strands are essential in educating life-long learners and as such each of these competencies is reinforced appropriately in every subject at every grade level. Specific standards have been developed to guide the devlopment of each skill.
1. LEARNING & INNOVATION SKILLS
1.1 CREATIVITY & INNOVATION.
SFS students think creatively to find innovative solutions when solving problems.
1.2 CRITICAL THINKING & PROBLEM SOLVING
SFS students are critical thinkers who reason effectively, make responsible decisions, and solve problems.
SFS students are great communicators who can share their ideas effectively.
SFS Students work together to share and build upon each others ideas in creative ways to solve problems.
SFS students thoughtfully reflect on their learning in order to identify and work towards goals.
2. INFORMATION, MEDIA & ICT SKILLS
2.1 INFORMATION LITERACY
SFS students use research skills to find and use information effectively and responsibly.
2.2 MEDIA & ICT LITERACY
SFS students know how media is created, are media literate and use it critically to find and share information.
3. LIFE & CAREER SKILLS
3.1 FLEXIBILITY & ADAPTABILITY
SFS students are flexible and know how to adapt in new situations.
3.2 INITIATIVE AND SELF DIRECTION (SELF MANAGEMENT)
SFS students are good at managing their time and setting reachable goals.
3.3 LEADERSHIP & RESPONSIBILITY
SFS students are responsible and have leadership skills to inspire others.
3.4 RESPONSIBLE GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP:
SFS students are compassionate, responsible citizens in our school, our community, our country and our world. They are aware of global issues and show a willingness to address these.
4. SPIRITUAL COMPETENCY
4.1 UNDERSTAND A CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW
SFS students demonstrate Christ-like attitudes every day.