New seminar series to be launched

The University’s Institute for Learning Enhancement (ILE) has won a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council to lead the two-year seminar series.

Partners in the project include The Institute of Education, London University, University of the Arts, University College London and Thames Valley University.

The series brings together prominent social scientists, academic teachers from a variety of disciplines and colleagues working in International Offices and Centres similar to ILE. Web based resources will be built throughout the series and there will be a final, open conference in May 2012.

Professor Glynis Cousin, Director of the Institute for Learning Enhancement (ILE) at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for us to advance understandings of global citizenship as a graduate attribute and of formulating effective pedagogic practices in the university curriculum.”

A distinguished international academic, Professor Jason D Hill, from DePaul University Chicago, will support the framing of the series at a team event in December. Professor Hill will draw on his two books on cosmopolitan perspectives ‘Becoming a Cosmopolitan’ and ‘Beyond blood identities’.

Global citizenship refers to the personal and professional values that help graduates to lead and take a substantial role in their local, national and international community. It is one of three graduate attributes at the University of Wolverhampton, along with digitally literate and knowledgeable and enterprising.

The project will last from October 2010 to September 2012.

For further information please contact Pliny Soocoormanee at: P.Soocoormanee@wlv.ac.uk

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