Global competence is the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance.
Globally competent individuals are aware, curious, and interested in learning abut the world and how it works. They can use the big ideas, tools, methods, and languages that are central to any discipline (mathematics, literature, history, science, and the arts) to engage the pressing issues of our time. They deploy and devleop this expertise as they investigate such issues, recognizing multiple perspectives, communicating their views effectively, and taking action to improve conditions.
In: Veronica Boix Mansilla & Anthony Jackson. 2011. Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage the World. Council of Chief State School Officers' EdSteps Initiative & Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning. Washington, DC and New York, NY.
See attached file for the complete document. Go to page 122 for the world languages matrix.