IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Students as global citizens

01 February 2022, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

A beautiful young chinese student in London. Photo: michael spring / Adobe Stock.

In this webinar, Xi Tao and Stephanie Mitsuko Kukita will talk about Chinese students' experiences of studying abroad, and their engagement both locally and globally.

This event is free.

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Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE)

Chinese students study abroad experience and sense of being global citizens

Speaker: Xi Tao

Given the dramatically increasing number of Chinese students who study abroad under the impact of globalisation, the new era of China’s development calls for international higher education with the aim of cultivating global citizens who are able to learn, participate and contribute to an interconnected world of diversity, complexity and uncertainty.

To fulfil the literature gap in understanding the relationship between Chinese students’ global citizenship and their study abroad experience, the speaker will discuss research exploring how Chinese international students perceive themselves as global citizens and what specific skills they have developed while studying in the UK.

Personalised and dynamic: Life experiences tailor how young people engage locally and globally

Speaker: Stephanie Mitsuko Kukita

In recent years, there has been a growing movement among higher education institutions to implement programs promoting global citizenship. Nevertheless, these programs have often been designed based on what key stakeholders determine as desired qualities of ‘global citizens’ without much consideration as to how their approaches may be received by learners.

Stephanie will talk about a study which consisted of interviews with 22 students in Japan when they were in senior high school, of which five were interviewed four to five years later as university students.

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in global students, higher education and study abroad.

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