Chair: Jacquelyn Cranney – ALTC National Teaching Fellow
This seminar is a follow up session of the Connections Seminar titled 'How do we help students to become global citizens?', which was held on May 2011.
In this second session, we (the attendees) will be more interactive as we attempt to come to grips with the concept, and then how we might assess it (if indeed, that is possible).
As a UNSW graduate attribute, global citizenship is defined as "a commitment to embracing cultural diversity" and graduates are expected to be:
- culturally aware and capable of respecting diversity and acting in socially just/responsible ways
- capable of applying their discipline in local, national and international contexts
- capable of initiating as well as embracing change
- ethical practitioners
- capable of effective communication
Some questions to explore:
- How do we know that our graduates have these capabilities?
- What is the best way to teach and assess this attribute within the curriculum?
- Should the development of this attribute be within the formal curriculum domain or the extra-curricular domain?
- How does "global citizenship" relate to the concept of "Internationalisation of the curriculum"?
LG 19, John Goodsell Building (Lower Ground)