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How do we help students to become global citizens? – 10 May 2011, 1-2pm, John Goodsell Building LG19

Posted by on April 27th, 2011 · Uncategorized

Panel: Jacquelyn Cranney, Stephen Marshall, Janet Chan, Jennie Lang, and Eileen Baldry.
This interactive session will examine the concept of “Global Citizenship”. 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 assessment and quality assurance strategies are needed?
  • Should the development of this attribute be within the formal curriculum domain or the extra curricular domain?
  • Within the formal curriculum domain, are educators aware of this graduate attribute?
  • What is the best way to teach and assess this attribute within the curriculum?
  • How does “global citizenship” relate to the concept of “Internationalisation of the curriculum”?

We welcome your input to this session, which will be chaired by Jacky Cranney, ALTC National Teaching Fellow, and will feature a panel of colleagues from across the university, including Janet Chan (President, Academic Board), and Stephen Marshall (Director, Learning and Teaching@UNSW)

You must register to attend.  For more information and to register online, go to:

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