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Developing the Global Student

Higher education in an era of globalization, 1st Edition

By David Killick


210 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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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.


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

Table of Contents

Glossary Introduction Chapter One – Questions of Context INTRODUCTION 1 – Global Contexts 2 – Conceptions of Higher Education 3 – Education for Citizenship, Social Justice, and a Better World? 4 – Internationalization 5– Internationalization of the Curriculum 6– The Global Self Chapter Two – Questions of Alterity INTRODUCTION 1– Social Consequences of Globalization 2– Social Identity and Ethnocentrism 3– Intercultural Competence & Communication 4– Contact & Conflict thoeries Chapter Three – Questions of the Lifeworld INTRODUCTION 1 – A Model of the Lifeworld 2– The Habitus and the Ready-to-hand 3– Capital, Capability & Agency 4– Cultural Icebergs 5– Schemata, Scripts and Types 6– Attitudes & Heuristics Chapter Four – Questions of Learning INTRODUCTION 1– (Re)forming the Lifeworld 2– Holistic Learning 3 – Learning Triggers 4– Situated Learning & Communities of Practice 5– Learning Stages Chapter Five – Questions of Practice INTRODUCTION 1– Shaping the Environment: Inclusivity and The Hidden Curriculum 2 – Shaping the Curriculum: Content and Outcomes 3– Shaping the Delivery: Learning Experiences and Communities 4 – Shaping Broader Institutional Practice Endword Appendix 1 Selected resources and Links to Support Practice Bibliography

About the Author

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

About the Series

Internationalization in Higher Education Series

This series addresses key themes in the rapidly changing and highly topical field of internationalization in higher education. Critical contemporary issues are examined, along with the complex and varied topics arising as internationalization continues to progress and grow in importance. Up to the minute and international in both appeal and scope, peer-reviewed monographs and edited collections offer theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives with practical applications for researchers, leaders and practitioners across higher education. Authors include established thinkers and writers from around the world as well as emerging scholars. Books in the series focus on delivering:

  • Contributions from a wide range of international contexts
  • Internationally informed research 
  • Theoretical perspectives and practical examples for implementation
  • Evidence-based practice with an emphasis on evaluation of outcomes

New ideas and fresh perspectives are welcomed from a wide range of disciplines and fields of interest. For more information, or to discuss possible topics and future volumes, please contact the Series Editor, Elspeth Jones, [email protected]

Upcoming books in the series include:

  • Shanton Chang & Catherine Gomes (Eds). Digital Experiences of International Students. 
  • Wendy Green. Students as Partners in Global Learning.
  • David Killick & Monika Foster. Learner Relationships in Global Higher Education: Critical Pedagogy in a Multicultural World.
  • Jeanine Gregersen-Hermans & Karen Lauridsen (Eds). Enhancing International Programmes in Higher Education: An Educational Development Perspective.
  • Paul Nixon, Vanessa Dennen & Rajash Rawal (Eds). Reshaping International Teaching and Learning: Universities in the Information Age. 

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Professional Development