ERIC Number: EJ1110667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
"Going Glocal": A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Global Citizenship Education at a Dutch Liberal Arts and Sciences College
Sklad, M.; Friedman, J.; Park, E.; Oomen, B.
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, v72 n3 p323-340 Sep 2016
Over the past decades, more and more institutions of higher learning have developed programs destined to educate students for global citizenship. Such efforts pose considerable challenges: conceptually, pedagogically and from the perspective of impact assessment. Conceptually, it is of utmost importance to pay attention to both structural inequalities and intercultural competencies, to emphasize both differences and similarities. In addition, there is the need to increase awareness of the dialectics between the global and the local. Pedagogically, this calls for transformative learning, with an emphasis on attitudes and skills, in addition to knowledge alone. Once objectives have been defined and translated pedagogically, such programs call for an assessment of the degree to which they have been met. In this light, this article describes the conceptualization and pedagogics of an innovative project, "Going Glocal," designed at a Dutch liberal arts and sciences college on the basis of these premises and its impact on the university students concerned.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Transformative Learning, Teaching Methods, Liberal Arts, Foreign Countries, Program Development, Cultural Awareness, Equal Education, Educational Innovation, Citizenship Education, Local Issues, Global Approach, Field Trips, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Namibia; Netherlands
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