The following is an excerpt from Educating for Global Competence, a FREE online book. Click here for the book. 

Globally competent students are able to perform the following four competences:
  1. INVESTIGATE THE WORLD BEYOND THEIR IMMEDIATE ENVIRONMENT, framing significant problems and conducting well-crafted and age-appropriate research.
  2. RECOGNIZE PERSPECTIVES, OTHERS' AND THEIR OWN, articulating and explaining such perspectives thoughtfully and respectfully.
  3. COMMUNICATE IDEAS EFFECTIVELY WITH DIVERSE AUDIENCES, bridging geographic, linguistic, ideological, and cultural barriers.
  4. TAKE ACTION TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS, viewing themselves as players in the world and participating reflectively.

Are you educating for global competency? How does your school do it?

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