EDUCATING GLOBAL CITIZENS: TRANSLATING THE ‘IDEA’ INTO UNIVERSITY ORGANISATIONAL PRACTICE. Discussion Paper 3

Autores: 
Dr Kathleen Lilley
Editorial: 
International Education Association of Australia
Páginas: 
17
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“There has been limited exploration of the global citizen as an organising principle and curricula outcome in universities. The complexity of the global citizen is discussed in this paper conceptually, organisationally and pedagogically. Theory and evidence are provided to explain how the ambiguity of the term can be tolerated.
The global citizen is explained as a critical and ethical disposition that is underpinned by moral and transformative cosmopolitanism. The transformative benefits of a mobility experience are unpacked and explained through a process model of global citizen learning. It is suggested that mobility comparable experiences could be promoted in teaching and learning for all students through greater intercultural and ‘out of the comfort zone’ learning experiences.
Organisation constraints that can sideline the translation of the global citizen into practice are discussed and enablers that could address these constraints are suggested. An organisational framework for instituting the global citizen across the university is proposed and a teaching and learning plan for Business Schools is presented to stimulate symposium discussion. The education of critical and ethical thinking global citizens in universities is a work in progress and this paper is intended to stimulate public discourse.”