Welcome to Global Competence in Teacher Education
In a shrinking, more connected world where we all face common challenges, such as those posed by economic recessions, conflicts or climate change, the acquisition of Global Competence has become increasingly important. Countries face increasing challenges, for example the integration of newly arrived peoples through the migration crisis, the rise in nationalism, preparing our youth for life in a digitally interconnected global society, where they face uncertain futures.
Led by the UK based University of Hull, the Key Objective of this 3 year Erasmus+ funded project (2019-2022) was to develop future cohorts of educators who are both Globally Competent themselves, but also have the skills to develop Global Competence in their students. This project has been delivered through a series of activities which can be grouped within the following key areas:
Scoping Study and Curriculum Mapping
Developing Globally Competent Teacher Educators
Raising Awareness with Strategic Leaders in Schools
Teacher CPD Programme
Conference Presentations and Academic Journal Articles
Using the drop down menu under the activities tab, you can learn more about these activities and access the free resources created as part of the project.
As a starter, if you are new to this topic or simply want to here what others think about Global Competence, take a look at the Digital Viewpoints compilation (above), which we created as part of the project activities. In it, we asked a range of teacher educators, teachers and trainee teachers from both the formal and informal sectors, what they think Global Competence is all about.
To get involved or to learn more, please join our online network here: The Global Education Network or contact the Project Lead, Dr Sarah-Louise Jones (Sarah-Louise.Jones@hull.ac.uk).