This article summarizes elements of the OECD Learning Compass 2030 (which catches my eye partially because of its discussion of agency). David Ross highlights three ”transformative competencies” targeted for 2030:
- The ability to create new value;
- The ability to reconcile tensions and dilemmas; and
- The ability to take responsibility for one’s own actions.
Taken together, he says, these amount to: “To act, rather than be acted upon.” This is an interesting inversion of the Kantian dictum that people should be treated as ends, not means, but it places the onus on the people being so treated rather than the people who would treat them one way or another.