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Presidency Education believes that as educators our mission is to draw out human potential from within each student. We measure and achieve our success through building character, connecting minds and places, and creating innovative educational experiences that challenge our students to understand their relationship and responsibilities to the society and the world and its people.


Recognize Perspectives

Globally competent students recognize that they have a particular perspective.

Communicate Ideas

In today’s society, for current and future teachers, an active learning approach to teaching is essential for students’ success in the classroom. In Presidency, we value ‘every student matters’. Learning that contains student-based inquiry versus teacher-based inquiry allows the students to develop their own understanding of the content with little facilitation from the teacher.

Active learning refers to a method of learning where active student participation is encouraged through interactive and practical exercises. Research studies indicate that teachers typically dominate classroom conversation, consuming nearly 70% of classroom time. This happens even though other research studies have shown that student learning correlates with the quality and quantity of student involvement.

We believe, instead of students listening to lecture over large amounts of time, active learning:

  • allows students immediate feedback from their teacher
  • engages students in activities (reading, discussing with peers and writing)
  • builds self-directed learning skills
  • teaches problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • develops student’s own inquiry and heightens interest in the material which tends to improve their motivation
  • engages students with other peers

The practice of active learning techniques in the classroom is critical because of the remarkable impact on the student’s learning.


The idea of global competence articulates the knowledge and skills students need in the 21st century. Globally competent students have the knowledge and skills to:

Investigate the World

Aware, curious, and interested in learning about the world and how it works, Globally competent students can effectively communicate, verbally and non-verbally, with diverse audiences.

Take Action

Globally competent students have the skills and knowledge to not just learn about the world, but also to make a difference in the world.

The Four Domains of Global Competence