7th Felipe Segovia Symposium

IESEK competency profile

I wish all teachers understood the greatness of their task and had a clear understanding of the responsibility they have taken on.”

Felipe Segovia Olmo (2009) La huella de un viajero. Ch 4. Page 197

The 7th Felipe Segovia Symposium will be held in a hybrid format on 26 November 2021 and will aim to offer continuity of the Professional Learning process for SEK and UCJC professionals.

Objectives of the 7th Felipe Segovia Symposium

The 7th Felipe Segovia Symposium will be based on the professional learning of SEK and UCJC professionals and more specifically on their profile.

Our purpose will be to explore and inquire about why and how students learn the skills that make up their profile and that of our professionals,

As in previous years, the symposium will be a professional learning space where professional inquiries will be shared, to promote the development of competencies in SEK and UCJC students.

Like last year, the different members of our community have been developing professional inquiries to make the SEK Schools Future Learning Model and the UCJC Extended Teaching-Learning Model a reality.

At the 7th Felipe Segovia Symposium we will continue to develop these professional inquiries, but looking at them through the lens of the development of SEK and UCJC competencies.

SEK Profile

The SEK profile is a continuous record of student learning that goes beyond basic academic experiences.

It focuses on nine general competencies, spanning curricular and extracurricular experiences, which foster the student’s key qualities, competencies and abilities.

SEK Profile Dimensions

In the SEK competency profile:

  • All curricular and extracurricular experiences contribute to the student’s knowledge, skills and understanding.
  • These experiences combine to nurture SEK competencies, attitudes and qualities of the IB learner profile and IB approaches to learning.
  • All learning experiences, skills, knowledge, understandings, qualities and approaches are recorded and organised in a student learning portfolio.
  • The student’s learning portfolio, therefore, provides evidence of the competencies that have been achieved, as part of the continuous development of the SEK profile.

SEK Profile competencies

Communicate clearly, precisely and with respect, in mother tongue and in at least one other language. Connect with and understand others, across language and cultural barriers. Engage an audience and communicate publicly on issues of personal interest or passion.
Wellbeing and Health
Nurture the skills that enable physical, social, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and health of self and others.
Critical Thinking, Inquiry, Entrepreneurship and Solution Focus
Critically approach authentic problems, through project-based activities and design thinking processes. Use creative, practical, and inquiry-based approaches to find innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to problems.
Global Citizenship, Social Innovation and Community Action
Inquire into and address local, global and intercultural issues, to appreciate and understand the perspectives and views of others. Engage, through social innovation, in open, appropriate and effective interactions with people from different cultures, and act for collective well-being and sustainable development.
Leadership, Adventure and Expedition Experience
Willing to leave comfort zone, face unknown challenges, understand the consequences and implications of decisions, and take on greater responsibilities. Engage with the natural world, and show effective leadership of people and manage resources.
World of Work
Engage in work of authentic value and develop a range of skills in a professional setting..
Digital Competence and Citizenship
Develop skills to respond to the digitalisation of society, its opportunities and its ethical implications. Use technology responsibly to engage with society. Connect positively and empathise with others, and create relationships through digital competencies and tools.
Artistic and Cultural Engagement
Grow intellectually, emotionally and culturally, through sustained engagement with artistic and cultural experiences. Enjoy activities that promote creative exploration, communication, and cultural understanding.
Personal Accomplishment
Set high-performance goals in a chosen interest or passion. Plan, act, reflect and adapt in the pursuit of that goal. Demonstrate skills at an authentic high-performance level in a chosen interest or passion.

UCJC Profile

At UCJC we want to guide students towards lifelong learning and be able to leverage it to produce positive changes. With this aim in mind, we have designed a model of five transformations that groups different transversal competences:

  • Learning for transformation: Thought and action skills. For example: reasoning, critical and analytical thinking, cognitive flexibility, creativity, curiosity, problem solving, proactivity, initiative …
  • PERSONAL transformation: For example: ethics, emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual well-being; self-knowledge, self-management, motivation, …
  • RELATIONAL and ORGANISATIONAL transformation: For example: communication, languages, leadership, cooperation, empathy, open mindedness, management, …
  • Transformation FOR SUSTAINABILITY: Understanding social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Participation skills, being an agent of change, interdependence, social commitment …
  • HUMANISTIC – SCIENTIFIC – TECHNOLOGICAL Transformation: Competences of different types of knowledge or disciplines.

It is not a linear model, since competency development is not either. It represents a flexible and diffuse process. In the same way, the colour gradient establishes three levels of acquisition for each competence group or “transformation”:

  1. You know (you think, you know). You have the knowledge about something, you are aware.
  2. You interpret (you relate, you commit). You are able to relate that knowledge, identify opportunities for intervention.
  3. Transforms (mobilises). You do something with it, you operate it with a purpose, you make it useful.

Competencias del perfil UCJC

Structure of the 7th Felipe Segovia

Plenary: Progress and reflections will be shared regarding the professional inquiries presented at the 7th Symposium

Presentation of SEK and UCJC competencies

Pathways: organised around the skills related to the SEK and UCJC Profile, with the aim of sharing and collaborating in the professional inquiries of the community members.

As in the previous Symposium, the members of the community who present their professional inquiries must do so in the context of one of these aspects, and participate in the corresponding strand, as a speaker presenting their inquiry.

The rest of the community members who want to participate as attendees, must choose a strand, to then generate a small learning community, where collaboration, conversation and co-creation arise.

All members of SEK Education Group are invited to share their professional inquiries.

How to participate in Strands?

Registration for attendees will be available from 18 October.

Deadline to sign up for Strands as an assistant: from November 8-12 2021. 

The Strands have a limited capacity so registration will be closed when it reaches its maximum capacity. Once the registration period is closed, no more attendees will be admitted.

How to be a speaker?

All members of SEK Education Group are invited to share their professional inquiries.

Requirements for submission of professional inquiries:

  • Educators, members of the leadership team, students from SEK Schools or UCJC, as well as staff from the Corporate Office may submit professional inquiries.
  • The objective of the presentation is to share the professional inquiry no matter what stage of the process the inquiry is in, to obtain feedback from other colleagues and collaborations or other contributions.
  • The presentation should address any professional inquiry that is being developed. This must be analysed and presented, focusing on one of the dimensions of the SEK or UCJC Profile.
  • The duration of the presentation will be limited and should take into account additional time for questions or comments from other participants.
  • Presentations must follow the same format and a template will be provided to all speakers.

This invitation is open to all members of the SEK Education Group community (teachers, administrative staff and SEK students, UCJC and Corporate employees).

Enrolment period closed.

How to be a moderator?

Each strand will be led by a moderator, role that will have as main function to lead the discussion and lead the reflections.

Following the presentations, the moderator should work and compile the conclusions and next steps to follow with the rest of the participants of the Strand.

The moderator can be a teacher or a member of the leadership team; students from years 2 Baccalaureate / 2 Diploma from SEK Schools or UCJC students can also be moderators. Students must have a letter of recommendation from at least one teacher.

People who wish to be moderators must be dynamic and willing to facilitate the discussion, in addition, they must ensure that the presentations are within the set times and encourage the participation of those attending the Strand.

Enrolment period closed.

How to participate in Strands?

Registration for attendees will be available from 18 October.

Deadline to sign up for Strands as an assistant: from November 8-12 2021.

The Strands have a limited capacity so registration will be closed when it reaches its maximum capacity. Once the registration period is closed, no more attendees will be admitted.

Important dates

25 October 2021
Deadline of registrations as speakers
Deadline of registrations as moderators

8 November 2021
Start of registration period for Strands as attendees

12 November 2021
Deadline for registrations to Strands as assistants

26 November 2021.
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