What is Global Competence?

The idea of global competence articulates the knowledge and skills students need in the 21st century.

Globally competent students have the knowledge and skills to:

Investigate the World

Globally competent students are aware, curious, and interested in learning about the world and how it works.

Recognize Perspectives

Globally competent students recognize that they have a particular perspective, and that others may or may not share it.

Communicate Ideas

Globally competent students can effectively communicate, verbally and non-verbally, with diverse audiences.

Take Action

Globally competent students have the skills and knowledge to not just learn about the world, but also to make a difference in the world.

The Four Domains of Global Competence

The Four Domains of Global Competence [image and description]

Learn More About Teaching for Global Competence

Learn about online global competence courses offered by the Center for Global Education in collaboration with Arizona State University designed for educators in schools and in out-of-school time.
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Download globally focused performance outcomes and rubrics in a variety of grades and all academic subjects, plus a free copy of the book here.
Read the book that introduced the definition of global competence, Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World.

Read More About Global Competence

Learn more about the Center for Global Education's Global School Design Model, a framework to help ensure that all aspects of the school community are designed to support a global focus.
Learn more about the Center for Global Education's Global Issues Overviews, tools aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals that frame globally significant issues in accessible ways.
Learn more about the Center for Global Education's Performance Assessment Shells, instructional unit design tools that provide structure and examples for planning formative tasks, learning activities, and a summative task.
The online courses help educators teach for global competence and meet the growing demand to address the global skills gap.
OECD and the Center for Global Education worked with academics, educators, and stakeholders in the global education field over several years to define global competence for primary and secondary education.
Learn about our work and why global competence is so important.
A new publication by Asia Society and OECD presents a new framework for global competence and provides practical guidance and examples of how educators can embed global competence into their existing practices.
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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