Teaching Global Competence: Challenges and Opportunities
The urgency of creating competent workers has been a national initiative for over a decade now as reflected in legislative requirements for accountability in higher education. Much of the literature on the topic of American higher education internationalization efforts has centered around teaching college students practical 21st-century competency-based skills like global competence. Global competence describes a set of skills centered around a knowledge base about world geography, cultures, global issues, and the skills and character to engage sensibly and effectively in a global setting. But effectively teaching global competence by instructors and learning it by the students is not easy. The purpose of this article is to discuss global competence as a competency-based education as well as address the challenges to global competence instruction and acquisition and opportunities for improvement in this area of learning.
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Izabela Agata Majewska (2022) Teaching Global Competence: Challenges and Opportunities, College Teaching, DOI: 10.1080/87567555.2022.2027858