In order to teach global competence, we need to assess the climate of the school, subject curricula and even individual assignments in line with the ideas of global competence. There are many approaches to this. Here are a few of the resources to help.

Here are a few specific checklists that teachers can use in their particular classrooms to select topics, focus global objectives and select tools for assessment.

  • Asia Society Checklist for teaching Global Competence.

The Asia Society checklist walks a teacher through the entire process from selection of an appropriate topic to reflecting on a lesson, to assessing if students have met the objective. It gives a clear vision of what teachers need to do in order to globalize a lesson. I highly recommend this rubric for any person that is thinking about globalizing their lessons and wants a clear idea of where to begin.The checklist on pg. 70 is succinct and helpful.

More resources from Asia Society

  • Duke Global Education Assessment Rubric

The Duke Global Assessment Rubric focuses on how we can assess the extent to which a student is globally aware. It provides clear objectives for what the qualities and characteristics of a globally aware student would be. It gives criteria from ‘novice’ to ‘advanced’. It also incorporates the technological component of global awareness.

  • From the American Forum for Global Education

The American Forum for Global Education provides a more expansive checklist for the individual teacher, the school and the school community. It is an excellent tool to see how far global education can reach within a community. For the individual teacher it provides a useful guide to see the extent of student knowledge about global issues, culture and connections

 The Global Education Checklist for Teachers, Schools and State Education Agencies

  • Oxfam Subject Specific Curricula and Assessments

The Oxfam global citizenship guides provide subject specific ideas, lesson and assessment tools for the lessons. They also have links for each particular globalized lesson. Since the global objectives are clearly outline in each lesson, assessment of the objective is made much easier

Other Resources:

Global Competence Aptitude Assessment:

Educating for Global Citizenship (ETFO) Curriculum - From the Province of Ontario, Canada

Improving and Assessing Global Learning - From the Georgia Institution of Technology. 


A few statistics on the various education metrics, that are just interesting and good to keep in mind.

National Center for Educational Statistics (PISA)