Join a growing movement of educators looking to globalize their schools.
Global competence education helps students take their first steps to becoming global citizens. Young people need global skills, knowledge and understanding to thrive and develop meaningful connections with others no matter where they live, study, volunteer and work—now and for their future. The AFS Global Competence Readiness Index for Schools provides an easy-to-use way to assess where your school is at in terms of helping students develop essential 21st-century skills.
Specifically, the Index offers educators three key things:
While completing the questionnaire, you will reflect on how your school addresses key elements recognised to nurture global competence in the classroom and beyond. It all takes 15 minutes.
School Profile and Recommendations
Once you complete the assessment, you will receive the profile of your school, including specific recommendations to improve how your school can empower 21st century learners to become more globally competent.
You will be able to tap valuable resources, best practices and tools to adapt and use to develop global competence programs for your school and in classrooms.
GLOBAL COMPETENCE READINESS
Why is it important for Schools?
Intercultural education opportunities that lead to global competence help students:
- Broaden perspectives about themselves and the world around them.
- Learn and respect differences and believe a diverse world is a stronger and more interesting place.
- Communicate and collaborate across cultures in a sensitive and mindful way.
- Appreciate other cultures and encourage others to be open to new ideas, attitudes, and traditions.
- Build critical thinking and problem-solving skills required in all professions—from education to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).