Applying ABCDE and Assessment for Personal and Social Learning to Studying the Classics to Equip Students with the European Qualification Framework Competences Incrementally for Recovery from Covid 19


  • Alison Taysum External Examiner University of Ulster, N. Ireland, UK
  • Daniela Canfarotta
  • Mihaela-Viorica Ruşitoru
  • Raquel Casado Muñoz
  • Arto Kallioniemi


ABCDE, Assessment, Personal and Social Learning, Classics, Students, European Qualification Framework Competences, Incrementally for Recovery, Covid 19


The professional challenge of this paper is education systems do not have a road map to achieve the Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote a culture of peace. The Covid 19 is causing fear about economic stability and individuals experience conflict physically, mentally emotionally, and spiritually. It is very important that policy makers support education systems, teacher training and teacher leadership empirical models to foster self-knowledge for good decision making. This will prepare citizens to optimise alignment of commercial interests with sustainable interests with a labour market replete of citizens with Competency Levels of the European Qualification Framework gained through life long learning situated in rich diverse cultural heritages. We apply A Blueprint for Character Development for Evolution with Assessment for Personal and Social Learning to the Classics curriculum and reveal applying ABCDE in five steps maps to the incremental Competences Levels 1 – 5 respectively of the European Qualifications Framework. Step A asks questions to establish what the problem is. Step B asks what solutions have or have not worked before. Step C asks how the problem is understood in context. Step D provides empirical, logical, ethical and innovative solutions to the problems emerging from the data. Step E establishes principles to inform good decision making that can be readily transferred to other domains. ABCDE with APSL applied to classics curriculums provides a road map to empowering young societal innovators for equity and renewal.