Employers’ Needs: Teamwork Skills and Global KnowledgeNational Leadership Council for Liberal Education, 2007: “76 percent of employers want colleges to place more emphasis on the intercultural competencies that lead to teamwork skills in diverse groups”. “72 percent want more emphasis on global knowledge”.
The Six GCE Course Level Learning Outcomes1. Identify one’s roles and responsibilities as a global citizen in personal and professional life2. Identify beliefs, values and behaviours that form individual and community identities and the basis for respectful relationships.3. Analyze issues of equity at the personal, professional, and global level4. Analyze the use of the world’s resources to achieve sustainability and equitable distribution at the personal, professional, and global level5. Identify and challenge unjust practices in local and global systems6. Support personal and social responsibility at the local, national or global level.
GCE Integration into Early Childhood Program’sModel RouteSEMESTER 1 ECEP 101 Keys to Success in ECE (Introduction of GCE , GCE Outcome 1) ECEP 104 An Introduction to ECE (GCE Outcome 2)SEMESTER 2 ECEP 131 The Child at the Centre of the Curriculum (GCE Outcome 2)SEMESTER 3 ECEP 230 Guidance: Empowering Children’s Independence (GCE Outcome 2) ECEP 232 Understanding and Communicating with Families (GCE Outcome 4)SEMESTER 4 ECEP 233 Inclusion of Children With Special Needs (GCE Outcome 6) ECEP 236 Advocacy and the Emerging Professional (GCE Outcome/ Summative ) ECEP 237 Child Abuse (GCE Outcome 5)
GCE Portfolio: A Collection of Artifacts Items selected for the GCE Portfolio that document your growth in learning. Demonstrate your skills, knowledge, and experiences on the GCE learning outcomes Journal reflection about an event, assignment or personal experience that allowed for learning and personal growth of understanding of the GCEPossible Items: A classroom based assignment Participation in co-curricular activities
What does a typical portfolio look like? Basic Materials Zippered, 3 ring ,tabbed dividers Tangible Can be presented at an interview
The E-portfolio • Web based(anywhere, any time) • Ability to easily update comments and reflections • User friendly • Upload reflections/artifacts • Secure /keep you organize • Access from mobile services
Preparing your GCE LEARNING Portfolio: A Step by Step ProcessThe Way Forward .
Benefits of the GCE Learning for Our Students A greater sense of confidence A developed global consciousness The ability to work cooperatively with people of diverse backgrounds Positive relationship building skills A competitive edge over other college graduates
The GCE Portfolio and Potential Employers A greater understanding of the social issues that relate to your field of study Illustrate to potential employers your ability to recognize, understand and deal with issues in your filed. Provide you with the emphasis of intercultural competencies and global knowledge Center for Co-operative Education and Employment Resource – Resume development: Additional Resources
The GC&E Portfolio: A Component for theLeadership Passport