A learning environment rooted in global competence empowers teachers and students to develop deep cultural knowledge and explore the ways in which culture influences identities and worldviews. Teachers and students also engage with world issues and challenges, and conceptualize ways to address them together.

are developed and are critical to global perspective-building and problem-solving processes. 

VIF’s global competence indicators for students and frameworks for global-ready teachers provide guidance for integrating global awareness into classroom practices. In combination with curriculum and professional development resources available through VIF’s Global Gateway system, global competence indicators and frameworks support teachers in creating classrooms that are open to the world.