This a summary report for schools, drawn from research and analysis by the Ministry of Education and an explorative study completed by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research into international capabilities for students in New Zealand schools.
The purpose of this report is to introduce the idea of international capabilities as a learning outcome of classroom and other learning opportunities school students may have within the framework of the NZC. The report communicates recent research findings about international capabilities completed for the Ministry of Education by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER). It defines international capabilities, asks why they are important for students, suggests learning opportunities in which students can develop and use them, and discusses approaches to measuring students’ international capabilities. Measuring students’ international capabilities would allow us to gauge how we are doing in providing students with international capability learning opportunities.