The Process

Remember that Global Competence is a process not a product; nor is it a content area unto itself.  Global competence is rooted in disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge that cuts across all disciplines such that global competence should not be treated as an ‘add-on’ but integrated into existing courses and curricula to which all students are exposed throughout the school year (Tichnor-Wagnor, Parkhouse and Glazier & Cain, 2016).    This is precisely the end goal of our of our school-wide global competence program.

Collective Intelligence

Leverage Improvement Networks to Design Curriculum

The second principle underlying the design of these resources is that the task of curriculum design, particularly when it involves domains that are novel or complex, is one that requires collaboration with colleagues… Professional networks have a distinct advantage as a way to leverage collective intelligence. They can adapt dynamically to feedback resulting from rapid cycles of experimentation, and they can augment the learning resulting from similar cycles taking place concurrently in multiple settings. In this sense, professional networks have an inherent potential for learning and adaptation that eludes more conventional forms of producing curriculum and textbooks.

The Power of Collaboration in Diverse Teams

Preparing students to successfully seize the opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and achieve the SDGs will require unprecedented collaboration at all levels. If there is one skill all learners will need to develop, it is the skill to collaborate. Global citizenship is essential for seizing the enormous possibilities and addressing the great challenges of our times. While cultivating it is the task of educators, the global community is equally responsible for supporting and encouraging, in a collaborative manner, the education of global citizens to whom nothing human is foreign.
From: Dr. Reimers: Educating for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Develop Your GCAP Plan

Review 5 Step Plan

Review Pacing Calendar Template

Submit your plan

Building Community: November 2019 Practitioners Work Shop

Review Participant Profiles

Review submitted plans & presentations

Review Project Teams

Communicate! Exchange Ideas! Share the Magic!

What is a school? It is a learning community. What is One World? A global learning community, a 21st century school without borders. We want to encourage you to communicate with your collagues.

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Implementing your GCAP Plan

1. Establish regular meetings with your leadership team

2. Be creative working with your Youth Clubs and One World Network

3. Establish two meetings with the One World team


At the end of the school year, please develop a short video or newspaper article, communication to parents, report, or other form of documentation that captures the essence of your global competence action plan for this year.  

Submit Year End Summary

Certificate Checklist

1. Approved GCAP Plan

2. Arranged at least two meetings per year with One World Team

3. Submitted Year End Summary Video or Report

4. Submitted evidence of sustainability projects: Eco Passport and/or Carbon Neutral Now

5. Submitted evidence of global connection via One World workshop project teams or other


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