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Integral vision: a multi-perspective approach to the recognition of graduate attributes

Haigh, Martin and Clifford, Valerie Anne (2011) Integral vision: a multi-perspective approach to the recognition of graduate attributes. Higher Education Research and Development, 30 (5). pp. 573-584. ISSN 0729-4360 (print) 1469-8366 (online)

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The increasing focus of universities on employability is stimulating debates about the purpose of higher education. In this article, we consider what attributes society will demand from graduates in the future. We use Wilber's integral theory to tease out some of the issues in the current conceptualisation of graduate attributes and argue that we need to move away from the current emphasis on skills for jobs and individual, material betterment toward a more spiritual and world orientation. Education for the future needs to focus on an agenda of personal responsibility and on individual and social interior attributes and to move away from its present ‘exterior systems’ focus. Graduate attributes need to address levels of concern that rise through the self and the social toward the welfare of the whole planet.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID24394, educational futures, global citizenship, graduate attributes, integral theory, responsibility
Subjects: Current > Division/Research > Other
Current > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > SEO Classification > 9303 Curriculum
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2012 00:35
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2020 06:00
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Citations in Scopus: 22 - View on Scopus

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