Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Global Competence - 11/17

Dominique Haller

For today's show about global competence, we've worked very closely with Masarah van Eyck from the Division of International Studies at UW-Madison. She wrote an article about global competence that served as our starting point for preparing this program. In her article, she raises some interesting questions about what global competence really means.

In our show today, we will try to go beyond the usual tales of travels abroad and of the initial disorientation that we experience in new surroundings. We will try to discuss global competence in terms of leaving your comfort zone - whether you are right at home or on the other side of the world.

How do you understand global competence? Do you think it is something that we can learn? How has traveling outside of your comfort zone made you see who you are and how you relate to others? And can you tell us about existing practices in your school that promote global competence?

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