What is Global Competence?
According to a policy brief by the National Education Association:
"Global Competence refers to the acquisition of in-depth knowledge and understanding of international issues, an appreciation of and ability to learn and work with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, proficiency in a foreign language, and skills to function productively in an interdependent world community."*
*taken from: http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/HE/PB28A_Global_Competence11.pdf
What does Global Competence look like?
Investigate the World
Students investigate the world beyond their immediate environment.
Students communicate their ideas effectively with diverse audiences.
Students recognize their own and others' perspectives.
Students translate their ideas into appropriate action to improve conditions.
global competency = global citizenship
What is global citizenship? "It is a way of living that recognises our world is an increasingly complex web of connections and interdependencies. One in which our choices and actions may have repercussions for people and communities locally, nationally or internationally."*
What is a global citizen?
Taken from the website cited below*, a global citizen is someone who:
Why is Global Citizenship necessary?
"Global citizenship nurtures personal respect and respect for others, wherever they live. It encourages individuals to think deeply and critically about what is equitable and just, and what will minimise harm to our planet. Exploring global citizenship themes help learners grow more confident in standing up for their beliefs, and more skilled in evaluating the ethics and impact of their decisions."*
*Taken from the following website: http://www.ideas-forum.org.uk/about-us/global-citizenship