A Rounder Sense of Purpose

The Model

The RSP Model consists of twelve ‘educator competences’, which means that they can be used as the basis of a training programme and/or to assess educators who wish to improve their ability to contribute to education for sustainable development (ESD).

Each competence has three Learning Outcomes, beneath these there are a number of Underpinning Components. You can access these by clicking on the competence name on the palette or the table. You will also find a link to activities that we have used to help develop each competence during our pilot training. Lastly you will find a link to useful references that we have used to guide our thinking or to share with our students.

RSP takes a broad view of what ‘competence’ means. We see it as something that grows out of practice and increasing knowledge, both of which are underpinned by values that drive us to improve our practice.

As any experienced teacher knows, education is as much an art as a science and for this reason we display the competences both on an artist’s palette and in a table format. Both are valid ways of approaching the development of competences in educators.