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Global Competence Module 1: Identifying Areas of Self Growth

Module 1

This module - the first in a three part training series - provides an overview of the concept of global competence and why it is important.

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<p>Global Competence Training, Part 1: Identifying Areas of Self Growth</p>

In order to meet the challenges of a 21st century learning environment, educators are required to be globally competent. Learners are growing increasingly more diverse, and globalization has created a workplace that requires globally minded graduates. Not all educators, however, are provided professional development opportunities to prepare them for this reality.

This module is one in a three part training series presented by the Global Connections program at Peace Corps. It is intended for K-20 educators, group leaders, or after school program leaders who want to understand how to develop global competence in their learners. 


By the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Define the term “global competence”
  • Describe why global competence is considered important in a 21st century learning environment
  • Familiarize themselves with resources to develop their knowledge of global competence
  • Identify areas of personal growth to develop their own global competence


Reflect on your own level of global competence – from nascent to advanced – in each of the areas: Dispositions, Knowledge, and Skills. Then complete the following:

  • Write three goals to help you grow in your chosen area – such as trying a new experience or practice, integrating a new perspective into your classroom, or connecting to a new resource. Use suggestions and strategies proposed by the webinar presenter.