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LINGUIST List 23.1251

Mon Mar 12 2012

Confs: Applied Linguistics/UK

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Date: 10-Mar-2012
From: Filippo Nereo <Filippo.Nereoheacademy.ac.uk>
Subject: Teaching, Learning and Living the Graduate Attribute of Global Citizenship within and beyond Disciplinary Boundaries
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Teaching, Learning and Living the Graduate Attribute of Global Citizenship within and beyond Disciplinary Boundaries

Date: 18-May-2012 - 18-May-2012
Location: Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom
Contact: Juliet Henderson
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2012/seminars/disciplines/DW133

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:

This seminar, funded by the UK Higher Education Academy as part of
its workshop and seminar series, has three main goals. First, it seeks
to offer practical interpretations of the graduate attribute of global
citizenship in individual teaching practices. Secondly, it aims to
challenge assumptions that the language of global citizenship
attributes is empty rhetoric. Thirdly, it critically explores how links
between theory and pedagogy can enhance the student learning
experience.

Graduate Attributes are now a key driver of teaching and learning
practices in UK Higher Education (ESECT 2004). These refer to skills,
knowledge and abilities of graduates, which go beyond disciplinary
content knowledge or technical expertise, and are intended to prepare
students to be active agents of social good both in the workplace and
the community. Amongst the various descriptors of such attributes is
that of ‘global citizenship’. This identity marker reflects a
contemporary, international way of thinking in today’s local academic
communities and globalising world. At Oxford Brookes University, the
graduate attribute of ‘global citizenship’ is defined in the Strategy for
Enhancing the Student Experience 2010-2015 as: Knowledge and
skills, showing cross-cultural awareness, and valuing human diversity.
The ability to work effectively, and responsibly, in a global context.
Translating such new types of knowledge into teaching materials and
activities raises challenges for colleagues across the subject
disciplines.

From an institutional perspective, global citizenship is often a central
thread of university internationalisation strategies which aim to
advance existing practices in relation to the quality of the learning
experience for international and home students. More specifically, in
the human and social sciences, global citizenship is being constructed
in various disciplines in both different and overlapping ways. Drawing
on research (e.g. Block 2011) and evaluation studies this seminar
critically considers how academics in the disciplines of English and
Applied Linguistics are articulating global citizenship in their own
voice, and in ways that make the student learning experience
transformative.


9.30-10.00
Registration and Coffee

10.00-10.15
Welcome and outline of seminar

10.15-10.45
Key paper 1: Theory and practice + responses

10.45-11.15
Key paper 2: Practice based research + responses

11.15-11.30
Coffee

11.30-12.00
Key paper 3: Practice based research + responses

12.00-12.30
Chair led discussion - review of the morning and future directions

12.30-1.30
Lunch (poster presentation of Undergraduate global citizenship
research)



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