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ERIC Number: EJ1095031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
Global Learning: Key to Making Excellence Inclusive
Whitehead, Dawn Michele
Liberal Education, v101 n3 Sum 2015
Today's college students must become adept both at interacting, cooperating, and engaging with individuals from diverse backgrounds and at grappling successfully with the kinds of unscripted problems and challenges that characterize life and work in the complex world they will enter upon graduation. Accordingly, global learning is widely recognized as an essential dimension of a liberal education. Global learning is a form of learning that prepares students to critically analyze and engage with complex global systems, their implications for the lives of individuals, and the sustainability of the earth. It can be fostered through civic engagement at home or abroad, interactive videoconferencing, study abroad, and other practices. Global learning is also a dimension of liberal learning, and it is a powerful pedagogy that requires students to engage across disciplines to solve complex, real-world, global problems. Global learning is also a "high-impact practice"--an educational practice that benefits all students, particularly those from historically underserved groups, through increased engagement. This article begins by reviewing various terms associated with global learning. The author then examines more closely the relationship between global learning and inclusive excellence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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