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Global Competence Module 3: Building Bridges

Part 3 of the Global Connections' program Global Competence Training focuses on building understanding between people of different backgrounds - including educators and their students, students and their peers, and students and those outside their immediate environments.

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Global Competence Module 3

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 final part of 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 the module, educators will be able to:

  1. Recognize the role global competence plays in promoting positive intercultural connections - locally, nationally, and internationally.
  2. Develop strategies to promote intercultural understanding between themselves and their learners; as well as between learners and their peers.
  3. Identify key skills their learners need to respond to the demands of the 21st century in order to best prepare them for the workplace they will enter.

Suggested Reading:

Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World, Chapters 2 - 6 (pages 11 - 75)

Leading for Global Competency