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Widening the Graduate Attribute Debate: a Higher Education for Global Citizenship

Haigh, Martin and Clifford, Valerie Anne (2010) Widening the Graduate Attribute Debate: a Higher Education for Global Citizenship. Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching, 2 (5). ISSN 1744-7747

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Abstract

There is more to life than simply doing a job. The graduates of our higher education system will be more than employees/employers, they will also be future leaders in our world and our neighbours and so affect our lives at all levels. What do we want these people to be like? This paper considers the idea of educating global citizens and offers suggestions for possible graduate attributes, such as being responsible, capable, compassionate, self-aware, ecoliterate, cosmopolitan and employed. It also asks if graduate attributes referring to ‘good citizens’ and ‘ethics’ are all culturally bound and thereby impositional.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21782, global citizenship, graduate attributes
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Work-Based Education Research Centre (WERC)
FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2012 04:02
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2012 04:02
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7530
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