character education, service learning, global competence


In global education, the importance of character and service cannot be sidelined. This study determined the character and service dimensions of global competencies for 21st century learning from the perspectives of students, teachers, school administrators and professionals in various disciplines. The results identified the salient character and service traits of globally-competent individuals in terms of knowledge, values, skills, and behavior.  Also discussed are the strategies and learning environment to facilitate the integration of character education and service-learning in school.

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