Global Competence Module 2: How Learners See the World

This module - the second in a three part training series - provides educators the opportunity to reflect on learners' backgrounds and the perspectives they bring to the classroom.

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. 

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Objectives

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

  • Identify the fundamentals of culture
  • Articulate how their learners' views may differ from their own and how that impacts their learning
  • Describe how global competence can help them better reach diverse learners

Suggested Reading

Culture Matters, Chapter 1 (pages 5 - 36) - complete the activities as you read

Global Competence Training, Part 2: How Learners See the World

Recording: Module 2 of the Global Competence training. 

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