The Globally Competent School

The Globally Competent School
Author: Helen Wright
Publisher:
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-12-03
Genre:
ISBN: 9781687567727

In this short, to-the-point book, renowned international educationalist Dr Helen Wright explains why global competence is so important for schools now, and why it provides the answer to the problem of how to future-proof education. She sets out a very clear and practical framework for schools to adopt in putting the development of global competence at the absolute heart of the school curriculum, and - addressing teachers and school leaders directly - she presents a persuasive but forceful case for the re-orientation of the school curriculum to ensure that the quest for greater global competence underpins all their activity. Crucially, she explains exactly how schools can achieve this.

Becoming a Globally Competent School Leader

Becoming a Globally Competent School Leader
Author: Ariel Tichnor-Wagner
Publisher: ASCD
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2020-01-02
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1416628533

Schools today face a crisis of relevance. Issues that people everywhere face—climate change, disease, hunger—require interdisciplinary solutions. Yet schools are still predominately organized by single-subject courses and narrowly focused high-stakes tests. By contrast, our students need to develop a range of academic, social, and emotional competencies to solve issues that transcend national borders; live peacefully among neighbors in a culturally, politically, racially, ethnically, and religiously diverse society; and thrive in a global, knowledge-based economy. Youth and adults alike know this; it's time for schools to catch up. Global competence—the set of dispositions, knowledge, and skills needed to live and work in a diverse, global society—helps educators balance social-emotional and academic learning goals. To that end, school leaders play a critical role in designing and scaling relevant global learning experiences for both students and teachers. Becoming a Globally Competent School Leader details how school leaders can implement change by aligning aspirational initiatives to existing ones, generating will across school stakeholders, wrangling resources, and creating capacity. This book offers a holistic approach to school leadership, one that grounds education in the complexities of the real world and aims to prepare all students to understand, engage with, and influence what happens in that interconnected world.

Educating for Global Competence

Educating for Global Competence
Author: Veronica Boix Mansilla
Publisher: ASCD
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2022-11-28
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1416631593

Preparing students to participate fully in today's and tomorrow's world demands that we nurture their global competence, and this book shows teachers how to do just that. In a world rife with rapid change, environmental vulnerabilities, and racial inequities, this second edition of Educating for Global Competence poses an urgent question: What matters most for students to understand about our complex and interconnected world so they can participate fully in its future? Veronica Boix Mansilla from and Anthony W. Jackson identify the key skills, values, and attitudes that K–12 students must cultivate to thrive in the 21st century. The book features a practical framework for global competence education. The framework's four dimensions focus on developing students’ capacity to * Examine local, global, and intercultural issues. * Understand and appreciate the perspectives and worldviews of others. * Engage in open, appropriate, and effective interactions across cultures. * Take action toward collective well-being and sustainable development. This edition includes many new authentic examples of integrating global competence into curriculum, instruction, and assessment across subject areas. Through these examples, we see the practical ways educators can prepare young people to see the complexities of the world and to develop the skills needed to explore and solve problems on a global scale. Educating for Global Competence shows teachers, administrators, and policymakers how they can leverage their influence to make teaching for global competence a compelling endeavor that yields world-changing results.

Becoming a Globally Competent Teacher

Becoming a Globally Competent Teacher
Author: Ariel Tichnor-Wagner
Publisher: ASCD
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2019-07-24
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1416627545

Teachers today must prepare students for an increasingly complex, interconnected, and interdependent world. Being a globally competent teacher requires embracing a mindset that translates personal global competence into professional classroom practice. It is a vision of equitable teaching and learning that enables students to thrive in an ever-changing world. This thought-provoking book introduces a proven self-reflection tool to help educators of all grade levels and content areas develop 12 elements of such teaching. The book is divided into three sections: dispositions, knowledge, and skills. Each chapter is devoted to an element of globally competent teaching and includes a description of that element, tips for implementation delineated by developmental levels, and links to additional resources for continuing the journey. Examples of globally competent teaching practices include - Empathy and valuing multiple perspectives. - A commitment to promoting equity worldwide. - An understanding of global conditions and current events. - The ability to engage in intercultural communication. - A classroom environment that values diversity and global engagement. Throughout, you'll also find examples of these practices at work from real teachers in real schools. No matter what your experience with global teaching, the information in this book will help you further develop your practice as a global educator—a teacher who prepares students not only for academic success but also for a life in which they are active participants in their own communities and the wider world.

Becoming a Globally Competent Teacher

Becoming a Globally Competent Teacher
Author: Ariel Tichnor-Wagner
Publisher: ASCD
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2019-07-24
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1416627537

Teachers today must prepare students for an increasingly complex, interconnected, and interdependent world. Being a globally competent teacher requires embracing a mindset that translates personal global competence into professional classroom practice. It is a vision of equitable teaching and learning that enables students to thrive in an ever-changing world. This thought-provoking book introduces a proven self-reflection tool to help educators of all grade levels and content areas develop 12 elements of such teaching. The book is divided into three sections: dispositions, knowledge, and skills. Each chapter is devoted to an element of globally competent teaching and includes a description of that element, tips for implementation delineated by developmental levels, and links to additional resources for continuing the journey. Examples of globally competent teaching practices include - Empathy and valuing multiple perspectives. - A commitment to promoting equity worldwide. - An understanding of global conditions and current events. - The ability to engage in intercultural communication. - A classroom environment that values diversity and global engagement. Throughout, you'll also find examples of these practices at work from real teachers in real schools. No matter what your experience with global teaching, the information in this book will help you further develop your practice as a global educator—a teacher who prepares students not only for academic success but also for a life in which they are active participants in their own communities and the wider world.

Manual for developing intercultural competencies

Manual for developing intercultural competencies
Author: Deardorff, Darla K.
Publisher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2020-01-01
Genre: Cultural competence
ISBN: 9231003313

"This book presents a structured yet flexible methodology for developing intercultural competence in a variety of contexts, both formal and informal. Piloted around the world by UNESCO, this methodology has proven to be effective in a range of different contexts and focused on a variety of different issues. It therefore can be considered an important resource for anyone concerned with effectively managing the growing cultural diversity within our societies to ensure inclusive and sustainable development. Intercultural competence refers to the skills, attitudes and behaviours needed to improve interactions across difference, whether within a society (differences due to age, gender, religion, socio-economic status, political affiliation, ethnicity, and so on) or across borders. The book serves as a tool to develop those competences, presenting an innovative adaptation of what could be considered an ancient tradition of storytelling found in many cultures. Through engaging in the methodology, participants develop key elements of intercultural competence including greater self-awareness, openness, respect, reflexivity, empathy, increased awareness of others, and in the end, greater cultural humility. This book will be of great interest to intercultural trainers, policymakers, development practitioners, educators, community organizers, civil society leaders, university lecturers and students -- all who are interested in developing intercultural competence as a means to understand and appreciate difference, develop relationships with those across difference, engage in intercultural dialogue and bridge societal divides"--

Cultural Proficiency

Cultural Proficiency
Author: Randall B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2009-06-24
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1412963621

This powerful third edition offers fresh approaches that enable school leaders to engage in effective interactions with students, educators, and the communities they serve.

Becoming a Globally Competent School Leader

Becoming a Globally Competent School Leader
Author: Ariel Tichnor-Wagner
Publisher: ASCD
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2020-01-02
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1416628525

Schools today face a crisis of relevance. Issues that people everywhere face—climate change, disease, hunger—require interdisciplinary solutions. Yet schools are still predominately organized by single-subject courses and narrowly focused high-stakes tests. By contrast, our students need to develop a range of academic, social, and emotional competencies to solve issues that transcend national borders; live peacefully among neighbors in a culturally, politically, racially, ethnically, and religiously diverse society; and thrive in a global, knowledge-based economy. Youth and adults alike know this; it's time for schools to catch up. Global competence—the set of dispositions, knowledge, and skills needed to live and work in a diverse, global society—helps educators balance social-emotional and academic learning goals. To that end, school leaders play a critical role in designing and scaling relevant global learning experiences for both students and teachers. Becoming a Globally Competent School Leader details how school leaders can implement change by aligning aspirational initiatives to existing ones, generating will across school stakeholders, wrangling resources, and creating capacity. This book offers a holistic approach to school leadership, one that grounds education in the complexities of the real world and aims to prepare all students to understand, engage with, and influence what happens in that interconnected world.

Educating for Global Competence

Educating for Global Competence
Author: Veronica Boix Mansilla
Publisher:
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-11-28
Genre: International education
ISBN: 9781416631583

"Preparing students to participate fully in today's and tomorrow's world demands that we nurture their global competence, and this book shows teachers how to do just that"--

PISA 2018 Results (Volume VI) Are Students Ready to Thrive in an Interconnected World?

PISA 2018 Results (Volume VI) Are Students Ready to Thrive in an Interconnected World?
Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2020-10-22
Genre:
ISBN: 9264893717

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines what students know in reading, mathematics and science, and what they can do with what they know. Volume VI: Are Students Ready to Thrive in an Interconnected World? explores students’ ability to examine issues of local, global and cultural significance; understand and appreciate the perspectives and worldviews of others; engage in open, appropriate and effective interactions across cultures; and take action for collective well-being and sustainable development.