Global Competence

Framework for State Action on Global Education: P21's Global Education Framework provides state leaders with six essential elements with which to build a robust state strategy for global education. Each essential element includes specific and actionable steps for implementation. 

Teacher Guide K-12 Global Competence Grade-Level Indicators :These global competence indicators were created by VIF International Education (now Participate) in order to provide grade-level frameworks for integrating global awareness into classroom practices. In combination with professional development and curricular resources, global competence indicators support teachers in creating classrooms that are open to the world. 

Department of Education Framework for Global and Cultural Competency: This framework builds on existing research and provides a framework for the development of global and cultural competencies beginning in early childhood through postsecondary education and bases it on a foundation of discipline-specific knowledge. It is designed as a guide to consider how these competencies are developed over time and at various stages of education.

Global Competency for an Inclusive World: This brochure describes the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) proposal for the PISA 2018 Global Competence assessment that emphasizes quality and relevance. It builds on the work already undertaken by the Global Competence Expert Group and incorporates contributions from OECD member countries.

Global Competence at the Asia Society Center for Global Education: The Center for Global Education at Asia Society brings together leaders and institutions from around the world to tackle one of the most critical education challenges today: how to educate all students for employability and citizenship in a global era. The Center for Global Education has been a leader in bringing attention to the need for global competence, particularly through the 2011 publication Educating for Global Competence.

Globally Enfused Curriculum

Teachers Guide to Global Collaboration: The Teachers’ Guide to Global, Collaborative Teaching and Learning is a searchable database of global projects and resources to help educators foster global competence and build connections with their students. This guide brings together opportunities and supports from organizations and institutions in the global education field for educators to find and connect with projects and programs that align with their curricula, goals, and interests.

TeachSDGs: To help reach the goal of actively supporting and enhancing the work of the United Nations' efforts within K-12 classrooms, TeachSDGs organization contributes to the 2030 Agenda by connecting with global educators dedicated to responding to a call to action within education to meet the Sustainable Development Goals; pointing to open and accessible resources, lessons plans, and global projects directly aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals. 

World's Largest Lesson. World’s Largest Lesson introduces the Sustainable Development Goals to children and young people everywhere and unites them in action.

New Global Citizens: New Global Citizens’ mission is to activate individuals to use their knowledge and skills to impact the global community. You can join the NGC community on the Participate platform by following this link.


PISA 2018 Global Competence: The OECD’s Directorate of Education and Skills recently announced a global competence framework, and shared questions from its upcoming questionnaire, leading up to the PISA 2018 international survey.

The Global Perspective Inventory (GPI): The Global Perspective Inventory (GPI) is a web-based assessment of individual experiences and the development of a global perspective. The GPI emphasizes cognitive, intrapersonal, and interpersonal dimensions, which provide a holistic approach to assessing learning and development.

Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) – The Roadmap to Intercultural Competence Using the IDI: The IDI assesses intercultural competence—the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. The Intercultural Development Inventory is a 50-item questionnaire available online that can be completed in 15–20 minutes.