Global Education and Student Learning Outcomes

Students today must acquire the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to live and work with individuals whose cultures and values differ from their own. That is our goal in linking thousands of students to one another digitally through Global Scholars. Still, defining and measuring the specific learning outcomes of a global education is pioneering work.

Global Cities, Inc. has undertaken the process of systematically identifying student learning outcomes for global digital exchange. These include both global learning outcomes (appreciation for diversity, cultural understanding, global knowledge, and global engagement) and the general learning outcomes (digital literacy, language communication, self-efficacy, academic engagement, and critical thinking) that support global learning and continued growth across academic subjects.

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global cities, inc. student outcomes framework

Downloadable Global and General Learning Outcomes with Indicators

 
 
Looking at other cultures and cities is a perfect activity for this age because they CAN take the other perspective.
— Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Professor of Child Development at Columbia University

 
 

Global Education INSIGHTS

Andreas Schleicher, Director of Education and Skills for the OECD, discusses global education for young students.

“Building Bridges”: Cristina Banfi, Director of Foreign Languages for the Ministry of Education, Buenos Aires

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Professor of Child Development at Columbia University, discusses why middle school is the perfect moment to focus on global competence education.

We want this generation
coming up to behave differently
than current adults
are behaving when it comes to global issues.
— Ester Fuchs