By participating in and contributing to their learning, students are empowered to be responsible for their progress and have ownership of their learning. This level of involvement encourages them to be active life-long learners.
(Simmons, 2009:p 29).
To foster this key competency, opportunities need to be provided, such as: participating actively in local, national and global contexts and contributing in relation to communities as defined by culture, school, family, work, interests,etc. Responding appropriately as a group member, making connections with others and contributing in a group, and balancing rights, roles and responsibilities. Critiquing a range of possible actions in a situation, and their likely consequences.