21st-Century Global Leadership

What does it mean to be a global leader in the 21st century, and what does that have to do with me?
We will explore this question personally, collectively, and globally in a creative and collaborative atmosphere.
Students will have choice and ownership about what they learn and how they share their learning with others.
"The Network" by Hugh Macleod, Creative Commons License on gapingvoid.com
"The Network" by Hugh Macleod, Creative Commons License on gapingvoid.com


This class is designed to . . .

  • be a continuation and culmination of your learning experiences at ISA.
  • help answer the question: “I’ve had an international education at ISA . . . now what?”
  • explore what it means to be a global leader in the 21st century.
  • guide you to develop your own sense of global leadership in the 21st century.
  • help you discover who you are in this changing world using current media technology.
  • address the 21st Century Literacies defined by the National Council of Teachers of English and the Global Leadership Performance Outcomes developed by the Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network

What will we be doing?



These guiding themes of the course are derived from the Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network Global Leadership Performance Outcomes in alignment with their Graduate Profile for the 21st Century.

Dr. Anthony Jackson, Vice President of Education at Asia Society has also written several articles about these four key cognitive capacities:
Global Competence: The Knowledge and Skills We'll Need to Succeed in an Interconnected World
Integration of Global Knowledge and Skills in Common Core English Language Arts Standards

Further exploration of the global competencies that drive our curriculum are available from the Asia Society's Education & Learning: Making the Case