Educating global citizens: Organisational insights

  • Internationalisation of Higher Education Handbook
  • Publication date
    July 2015
  • Topics
    • Learning, teaching & curriculum

Internationalisation of Higher Education Handbook, issue 3, 2015

The global citizen term is commonly used in higher education though it remains poorly understood. Key research exploring the meaning of the term has found that the global citizen represents the critical and ethical disposition of the ‘ideal global graduate’. It is linked to the philosophy of moral and transformative cosmopolitanism and liberal values. However, the organisational complexity involved with educating ethical and transformative thinking students is rarely investigated. This contribution reports on research that explored organisational implications influencing the education of global citizens, from the perspective of international higher education key informants.

This article was published in Issue 3, 2015 of the Internationalisation of Higher Education, an EAIE Handbook. From 2011–2015, the EAIE was the Editor of Internationalisation of Higher Education Handbook, published by Raabe Academic Publishers (Berlin). The EAIE holds joint copyright of all 2015 articles with DUZ Verlags- und Medienhaus GmbH.

— Author: Kathleen Lilley

Table of contents

1. Translating the ‘idea’ of the global citizen into practice 26
2. Introduction 27
3. The research objectives are to: 28
4. The research conclusions identified: 28
5. Target audience for this contribution 28
6. Overview of background literature 29
7. International key informants 31
8. The research findings 33
9. Discussion 39
10. Conclusion 44

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