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 and the general learning outcomes that support global learning and continued growth across academic subjects.

Learn more below!

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What Can We Measure?

We have defined global and general student learning outcomes for global education.

Global Learning Outcomes

Appreciation for Diversity
Cultural Understanding
Global Knowledge
Global Engagement

General Learning Outcomes

Digital Literacy
Language Communication
Self-Efficacy
Academic Engagement
Critical Thinking
Looking at other cultures and cities is a perfect activity for this age because they CAN take the other perspective.
— Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

Global Digital Exchange Analytic Program Model

Global Cities presents a new analytic program model for global digital exchange that connects the core program elements to student learning outcomes.

Marjorie B. Tiven, Founder and President of Global Cities, Inc., introduces the 9 student learning outcomes that global digital exchanges should aim to support. (Excerpt; see full panel below.)

Designing, Monitoring and Evaluating a Global Digital Education Program. Global Cities presents an overview of Global Scholars and its new analytic program model for global digital exchange. Recorded live at The Stevens Initiative Virtual Exchange Forum, 2018.


Global Education INSIGHTS

Michael R. Bloomberg discusses the importance of global education for students and cities.

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

DeepER Dive: ASSESSING Global Competency

OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher discusses global education and the assessment of global competencies with Columbia University Professor Ester Fuchs.