Education for the ‘constellation of fragility’: The role of Higher education in preparing graduates for an uncertain future

Hibbins, Raymond, Barker, Michelle, Farrelly, Brona and Green, Wendy (2010). Education for the ‘constellation of fragility’: The role of Higher education in preparing graduates for an uncertain future. In: 2010 Conference Session Presentations. Asia-Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE) Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, (1-21). 14–16 April 2010.

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Author Hibbins, Raymond
Barker, Michelle
Farrelly, Brona
Green, Wendy
Title of paper Education for the ‘constellation of fragility’: The role of Higher education in preparing graduates for an uncertain future
Conference name Asia-Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE) Conference
Conference location Gold Coast, Australia
Conference dates 14–16 April 2010
Convener Griffith University
Proceedings title 2010 Conference Session Presentations
Place of Publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher Griffith University
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 21
Total pages 21
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In recent years, there has been a concerted focus on graduating students who are globally responsible and possess intercultural competence. Although definitions and opinions vary as to what constitutes global responsibility, it is generally agreed that students need to be aware of the social, cultural, environmental and economic factors which will impact on, and be impacted by the decisions they make. In other words, students must focus not only on the ‘triple’, but also the ‘quadruple bottom line’. This paper will discuss, through the use of case studies, how four courses offered in a Business School at a metropolitan Australian university address issues of sustainability and prepare graduates for the future. Interviews undertaken with lecturers of these courses, in addition to responses to surveys completed by students enrolled in the courses will provide an insight into how issues of global responsibility are being addressed, and the effect of the courses on students enrolled in the courses. It will be illustrated that by engaging students in ‘transformative’ learning, students are encouraged to become personally (emotionally) involved in their learning, and that this enables them to enhance their critical thinking and reflection skills, which are necessary for future employment
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