Global Competence Module 1: Identifying Areas of Self Growth
Recording: Module 1 of the Global Competence training.
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 Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools 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.