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Raising awareness of citizenship related competences in higher education: First steps and contributions from the working group

Author(s) Goncalves, S., Gifford, C., Wolodzko, E., Gocsal, A.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2006  
Editor A. Ross, Citizenship Education: Europe and the World  
Language English  
Age group -  
This paper outlines the plans and structure of a CiCe working group examining generic competences in higher education courses that relate to citizesnhup and inter-cultural competence. The European Tuning Project is a reference point for the implementation of an integrated European space in higher education. Tuning defines learning outcomes and competences. We focus on three of these a) Appreciation of diversity and multiculturality; b) Ability to work in an international context; and c) Understanding of cultures and customs of other countries, all of which were rated as relatively unimportant by lecturers, students and employers. We are working with four other thematic networks, representative of a wide discipline range, to determine how these might be rated as more significant.

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