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Global citizenship curriculum in higher education: evolving policy and practice and a future research agenda; proceedings of a symposium held on 9-10 December 2013 in Hong Kong
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Hong Kong | 2013 | 21p
Corporate author: 
Bath Spa University; General Education Centre (Hong Kong); Polytechnic University
Region: 
Global

This symposium was an outgrowth of a UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded International Networking Project. A collaboration between academics in the United Kingdom/Europe, North America, and Asia, this project responds to the fact that there is an increasing interest in understanding how universities can educate students to become more engaged and globally-minded citizens. The premise is that higher education should contribute to the public good by training more global citizens with cultural awareness, a strong sense of civic responsibility and skills to participate in a knowledge-based global economy. The following report documents the symposium proceedings, summarises the presentations and provides key insights drawn from presentations. Comments made by individuals are paraphrased and/or synthesized.

Resource Type: 
Conference reports and proceedings
Theme: 
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Cultural literacy / Intercultural / Cross-cultural / Multi-cultural
Human rights / Human dignity
International understanding / Globalisation / International education / Interdependency
Peace / Culture of peace
Social justice / Equity
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental

Keyword

global citizenship; higher education; measurement; conceptualization