ERIC Number: EJ1129280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
What Global Perspective Does Our University Foster in Our Students?
Shephard, Kerry; Bourk, Michael; Mirosa, Miranda; Dulgar, Pete
Environmental Education Research, v23 n3 p398-414 2017
We used a modified circuit of culture enquiry to explore processes of production, representation and consumption of global perspective at our university, in the context of fostering this perspective as a graduate attribute. We identified four frame packages by which this perspective is understood and communicated. Global perspective is framed within our institution simultaneously as essentially cooperative and as competitive. We express concern about how such complexity is fostered in our students. We ask our colleagues and university teachers internationally to critically reflect upon the diversity of global perspectives extant within higher education and potentially to clarify their intentions as university teachers.
Descriptors: Global Approach, Global Education, World Views, Student Development, Cultural Context, Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Reputation, Student Centered Learning, Institutional Mission, Commercialization, Higher Education, Student Experience, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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