Explore these tools and resources for assessing global competence in students, schools, and your own classroom. Many of these are checklists and rubrics that you can download and print. They are helpful resources to share with colleagues and administrators who are interested in evaluating the current levels of global competence while looking at areas of strengths and those that need improvement. Reflection of current practices is so important and these tools are invaluable!
The Globally Competent Learning Continuum: The Globally Competent Learning Continuum (GCLC) identifies the dispositions, knowledge, and skills that educators need to teach students from diverse backgrounds and prepare all students to thrive in a global society. The GCLC is a tool for self-reflection, used by educators wishing to reflect on their own level of global competence and to learn the characteristics included in higher levels to advance along the continuum.
The Global Education Checklist by The American Forum for Global Education: In 1998, to help elementary and secondary school educators, three prominent global education scholars, H. Thomas Collins, Frederick R. Czarra, and Andrew F. Smith published a set of guidelines or intellectual filters that could be used to validate state standards and local curriculum decisions and to assure that the international dimension receives attention. With that document as its foundation, this checklist is a practical tool that teachers,curriculum developers, school administrators, and state education agency staff canuse to gauge their work within the realm of global/international education.
The Asia Society Global Competence Matrices: Global competence is the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance. Global competence can be developed within any discipline, and it can cut across disciplines. The seven global competence matrices (one main matrix and six content-area matrices) help teachers and students understand Global Competence and how to apply it. The main global competence matrix provides detail about the overall definition of global competence and how it might be demonstrated by students. The six content area matrices supplement the main matrix with additional information and perspectives relevant to each content area and its objectives and offer teachers and students a way to look at global competence through the different content area lenses.
- For teachers, the content-area matrices outline essential skills and concepts (big ideas) that connect the discipline with an application of global competence within and beyond the classroom. Each matrix can be used to guide teachers in designing lessons and developing assessments for student work.
- For students, the content-area matrices identify specific strategies for using the subject area's big ideas to understand the world and using the world to understand the big ideas of the subject area...for developing and applying the discipline's big ideas in a global context.
Teacher Guide for K-12 Global Competence Grade Level Indicators: These global Competence indicators were created by VIF International Education in order to provide grade-level frameworks for integrating global awareness into classroom practices. In combination with professional development and curricular resources, global competence indicators support teachers in creating classrooms that are open to the world.
World Savvy Global Competence Matrix: Global competence is the disposition and capacity to understand and act on issues of global significant. Globally competent individuals possess and apply the following qualities, characteristics, and abilities to learning about and engaging with the world. Educators who aspire to help students become globally competent must both develop these attributes in themselves and find ways to foster them in students.
This Global Competence matrix was created in collaboration with Teachers College, Columbia University, and the Asia Society for the Global Competence Certification Program (GCC). The GCC program is an online Master’s level certificate program for in-service educators. Learn more at www.worldsavvy.org