Integrating the UN Global Goals
and the Oxfam Global Matrices
Center for Global Leadership FAQs
What is the Center for Global Leadership at AIM?
The goal of the Global Studies Program at AIM Academy is to further develop and enhance the current curriculum by including globally centered content, case studies, authors, projects, and conversations within many of our classes. An additional goal is to establish a formal community of practice around topics associated with global citizenship education, social sustainability, and leadership. Like the other three threads, Global Competency and Social Sustainability strives to fulfill the mission of AIM Academy.
What is a Global Citizen?
According to the National Education Association, global and cultural competence “refers to the acquisition of in-depth knowledge and understanding of international issues, an appreciation of and ability to learn and work with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, proficiency in a foreign language, and skills to function productively in an interdependent world community.” They go on to say that “this definition of global competency contains four basic elements including: “international awareness, appreciation of cultural diversity, proficiency in foreign languages, and competitive skills which include the ability to apply high level thinking skills to economic, social and technological changes taking place across the globe.”
At AIM Academy, we provide thoughtful academic experiences where students learn about and discuss global issues that point out the similarities and differences we experience across cultures. Through using the OxFam Global Competencies, faculty determine the best way to help their students think globally.