The critical global citizen

Hill, Angela, Salter, Peta, and Halbert, Kelsey (2018) The critical global citizen. 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. 103-116.

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Abstract

Policy imperatives around mobility encourage students to take up international experiences to increase their marketability. These imperatives are framed in narrow ways by neoliberal metanarratives of globalization. As a result, peripheral mobility experiences are often positioned as a key tool in internationalization and developing global citizenship. This individualized notion of the global citizen is counter to the qualities of critical global citizenship such as resilience, empathy, understanding one’s place in the world, and an ethical understanding of inequalities. Higher education institutions have an important role in shaping the social and disciplinary norms that construct these notions and in recognizing the diversity of local and international experiences that can facilitate global perspectives. This chapter puts forward a challenge to institutions to create supportive environments for the facilitation of critical global citizenship.

Item ID: 49802
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-3-319-74578-7
Keywords: globalization, global citizenship, critical, higher education
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 02:00
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 20%
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 @ 40%
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