Resources on Global Competence

Flying toward global competence

Global competence: what, why, how? Find everything on the subject here, from lesson plans and curricular resources to background reading and reports!

All Resources on Global Competence

We've compiled resources to help you cut through the stereotypes surrounding North Korea and more deeply examine the country, its people, and the complexities of its politics and nuclear program.
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The effects of climate change are more prevalent and dangerous than ever before, but the US plans to withdraw from the Paris Agreement nonetheless. How do educators teach such a topic to students? Here, a plethora of resources.
Learn about a new global competence course offered by the Center for Global Education in collaboration with Arizona State University.
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How do you talk about President Trump's stance on immigration with your students or children? We've compiled a wealth of resources to help you do just that!
Does President Trump have the capacity to understand and act on issues of global significance? Asia Society VP of Education Tony Jackson explores.
Apoorvaa Joshi came to United States at a young age and became a citizen as a teenager. In this piece, she reflects on her experience as an immigrant and the critical importance of global competence.
During this challenging time in history, when the political landscape is volatile and tensions are escalating, what if we imagined all of the children of the world as our own?
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Laura Tavares, with Facing History and Ourselves, on three ways to discuss immigration with your students.
Sometimes understanding the world starts at home.
Japanese education official Kan Suzuki discusses the challenges of preparing Japanese students for a rapidly changing world.
Andreas Schleicher, director for education and skills at the OECD leads a discussion on testing students on global competence.
“The good news is inequality is diminishing. ... The bad news is the remaining inequality makes much more of a difference for people.”
Educational psychologist Kit-Tai Hau discusses how China can bridge the rural-urban education divide, and where global competence falls amid a tough political environment.
Professor Lee Sing Kong discusses what his country is doing to develop "globally competent" students, and why a tide of nationalism cannot win.
Tony Jackson reflects on the 2016 presidential election and the work ahead for all educators.
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How civics education can prepare all students to be active citizens of the United States and the world.
High UN and OECD officials describe how promoting diversity and 21st century technological skills in students are critical as the world globalizes.
The education advocate and former First Lady of the United Kingdom explains why global competence is so vital to the future.

Lesson Plans and Curriculum

How the global age is changing English classes. Look inside for frameworks and themes.
Math helps us understand the world. It follows that learners should use the world to understand math.
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How to use free tools to connect with the greater world.
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How can students shape the future through global media? Here's how.

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 /  Hong Kong
A distinguished panel of educators and supporters of education discusses the importance and key challenges in developing international perspectives among the territory's youngsters.
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 /  New York
A high-level dialogue on how to transform primary and secondary education systems to foster global competence.
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Introducing a new initiative will transform education to prepare young people for a global 21st century.
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 /  New York
Asia Society kicks off its initiative to impart critical skills to students whose lives are defined by an increasingly interconnected world.
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Watch a short overview of Asia Society's definition of global competence.
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Watch how Fort Vancouver High School partnered with Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network to prepare all of their students to graduate globally competent and prepared for the future.
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School leaders, teachers, and students discuss the importance of global competence.
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School leaders, teachers, and students discuss the International Studies Schools Network (ISSN) and how to educate young people in global competence.
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 /  New York
Kevin Rudd, Josette Sheeran, Lulu Wang, Svein Østtveit, and Sarah Brown speak at a special forum to discuss how to educate all students for a global era.
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Mark P. Becker, Yawei Liu, David Coleman, Tom Nagorski, and Xu Lin discuss China learning initiatives.
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Leaders of five different American and Chinese universities discuss the growing role of global education in institutes of higher education.
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Mandarin learners discuss how their study has impacted their lives.