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Developing the Global Student
Higher education in an era of globalization

ISBN 9780415728058
Published July 9, 2014 by Routledge
224 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Developing the Global Student addresses the question of how students of higher education can emerge from their university life better equipped to dwell more effectively, ethically, and comfortably amidst the turmoils of a globalizing world. It does this from a number of theoretical perspectives, illustrating the nature of the personal and educational challenges facing the individual student and the teaching professional.

The book explores the massive social changes wrought by the technologies and mobilities of globalization, particularly how present and future generations will relate to, work with and dwell alongside the global other. It outlines a range of social, psychological and intercultural perspectives on human tendencies to seek out comfort among communities of similitude, and illustrates how the experience of life in a global era requires us to transcend the limits of our own biographies and approach university education as a matter of knowledge deconstruction and identity reconstruction, rather than reproduction.

This book brings these considerations directly into the daily business of higher education by drawing out the implications for practice at a number of levels. It examines:

  • the implications of a globally interconnected world and individual biographies for the design of the curriculum;
  • a holistic view of learning in the context of the need to develop the global self;
  • what the impact on non-academic practice will be if universities as institutions are to enable these changes;
  • ways in which the broader student community can transform to offer an experience which is more supportive of the development of global selves.

Linking theoretical perspectives to present a model of learning as change, this book will be of great interest to those working in higher education, and particularly to anyone involved in policy design and the delivery of the student experience.

Table of Contents

Glossary  Introduction

Chapter One – Questions of Context


SECTION ONE – Global Contexts

SECTION TWO – Conceptions of Higher Education

SECTION THREE – Education for Citizenship, Social Justice, and a Better World?

SECTION FOUR – Internationalization

SECTION FIVE – Internationalization of the Curriculum

SECTION SIX – The Global Self

Chapter Two – Questions of Alterity


SECTION ONE – Social Consequences of Globalization

SECTION TWO – Social Identity and Ethnocentrism

SECTION THREE – Intercultural Competence & Communication

SECTION FOUR – Contact & Conflict thoeries

Chapter Three – Questions of the Lifeworld


SECTION ONE – A Model of the Lifeworld

SECTION TWO – The Habitus and the Ready-to-hand

SECTION THREE – Capital, Capability & Agency

SECTION FOUR – Cultural Icebergs

SECTION FIVE – Schemata, Scripts and Types

SECTION SIX – Attitudes & Heuristics

Chapter Four – Questions of Learning


SECTION ONE – (Re)forming the Lifeworld

SECTION TWO – Holistic Learning

SECTION THREE – Learning Triggers

SECTION FOUR – Situated Learning & Communities of Practice

SECTION FIVE – Learning Stages

Chapter Five – Questions of Practice


SECTION ONE – Shaping the Environment: Inclusivity and The Hidden Curriculum

SECTION TWO – Shaping the Curriculum: Content and Outcomes

SECTION THREE – Shaping the Delivery: Learning Experiences and Communities

SECTION FOUR – Shaping Broader Institutional Practice


Appendix 1 Selected resources and Links to Support Practice


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David Killick is Head of Academic Staff Development at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, and has worked on institutional internationalization initiatives for several years.


"The book is a thought-provoking and extensively referenced discussion of the internationalisation of campus-based university provision and experience." Linda Robson, Educational Developments