Local connections, global perspectives

Salter, Peta, Halbert, Kelsey, Howard, Elise, Singh, Michael, Miles, Debra, Jones, Peter, Bhati, Abhishek, Wong, Caroline, and Han, Jinghe (2018) Local connections, global perspectives. In: Hall, Timothy, Gray, Tonia, Downey, Greg, and Singh, Michael, (eds.) The Globalisation of Higher Education: developing internationalised education in research and practice. Palgrave Macmillan, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 61-78.

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Higher education institutions are increasingly focused on facilitating agentic, outward-looking, globally minded graduates. International mobility experiences are often viewed as a key tool in developing these qualities; however, not all students have the inclination, resources, or support to enable them to participate in an international experience. Student surveys reveal that the top barriers to international intercultural learning experiences are outside of the influence of educators; that is time, finances, work, and family commitments. This is backed up by broader research, which shows that only one in seven students will take up an international mobility experience. In this context, educators need to look to the opportunities afforded through both local and international experiences to engage and promote agency in diverse student cohorts. Pedagogical approaches such as service learning have been found to enable students to explore democratic action in a local space, learning and reflecting on these experiences within a framework that accounts for global perspectives. Drawing on the findings of six local and international case studies, this chapter explores the curriculum and pedagogical frameworks that facilitate global perspectives through community-based learning experiences, whether they occur in local or international environments.

Item ID: 49801
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-3-319-74578-7
Keywords: mobility, intercultural learning, agency, global perspectives, service learning
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2017 01:18
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education @ 50%
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 40%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 40%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9304 School/Institution > 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development @ 20%
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