Step 1: Define the Global GELO
What are some characteristics we can evaluate in the Global GELO assessment?
AAC&U has identified 3 skill sets associated with Global and Community Consciousness and Responsibility
- Global learning is a critical analysis of and an engagement with complex, interdependent global systems
and legacies (such as natural, physical, social, cultural, economic, and political)
and their implications for people’s lives and the earth’s sustainability. Through
global learning, students should:
- become informed, open-minded, and responsible people who are attentive to diversity across the spectrum of differences,
- seek to understand how their actions affect both local and global communities, and
- address the world’s most pressing and enduring issues collaboratively and equitably.
- Civic Engagement “working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.” In addition, civic engagement encompasses actions wherein individuals participate in activities of personal and public concern that are both individually life enriching and socially beneficial to the community.
- Intercultural Knowledge and Competence is "a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.”
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