How are globally competent students different?
They are curious learners and complex thinkers. They apply multi-disciplinary knowledge to understand pressing issues of our time and seek solutions. They recognize diverse perspectives and look to grow as part of a global society. In the process, they discover themselves and the role they might play in our communities and the wider world.
Why does global competence matter?
Our local and global communities are increasingly diverse and interconnected. Our learners will need the skills and cultural competence to navigate society with success. Global competency allows for the development of greater empathy as well as an understanding of the complexities that arise in living among diverse perspectives and ways of life. Simply, global competence makes a better world!
How will global competency transform your classroom or school?
Relevance: Learning becomes real-world. Students are actively investigating, discussing, and implementing solutions to problems across our communities and around the globe.
Engagement: Enthusiasm and excitement are present because students see how their learning applies to their environment and prepares them for their futures. They interact in real time with current issues and people.
Multi-dimensional: Teaching and learning for global competence employs the use of higher order thinking skills, creativity, the application of knowledge across disciplines, and collaboration.
WHERE WILL THE WORLD TAKE YOU AND YOUR SCHOOL?