1st Edition

Developing the Global Student Higher education in an era of globalization

By David Killick Copyright 2015
    224 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    224 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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



    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