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Understanding Global Skills for 21st Century Professions

  • Douglas┬áBourn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Douglas Bourn
    Pages 1-14
  3. Globalisation and Skills

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
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      Pages 17-35
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      Pages 37-60
  4. Debates and Conceptualisations on Global Skills

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      Pages 61-61
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      Pages 63-85
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      Pages 87-109
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      Pages 111-132
  5. Global Skills for Global Professions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
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      Pages 163-200
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      Pages 201-219
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  6. Global Skills for Social and Sustainable Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
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      Pages 285-291
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 293-305

About this book

Introduction

This book highlights the increasing need for people who will be working in professions such as teaching, health, engineering and business management to have the skills for living and working in a global society. Globalisation and the challenges resulting from recent political events in Europe and North America have given rise to a need for training and further and higher education programmes to address the skills young people all need to effectively engage in the current global society. Reviewing the range of theories and debates surrounding skills for the twenty-first century, the author suggests there is a need to directly address the real-world issues of today and move beyond abstract concepts such as team work, critical thinking and problem solving, as important as these concepts are. The author proposes a new framework for global skills using examples from international and national policy-makers and evidence from further and higher educational programmes and training courses. This pioneering yet practical book will be of value to students and scholars of global education as well as practitioners and policy makers.

Keywords

21st century skills Multiculturalism Cosmopolitanism Globalisation International understanding Education for a global world Employability Global professions

Authors and affiliations

  • Douglas┬áBourn
    • 1
  1. 1.Development Education Research CentreUniversity College LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97655-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97654-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97655-6
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