Intercultural interfaces in academic practices: exploring social engagement and empowerment through international volunteer projects

Aisling O'Boyle, Kaori Tsukazaki, Asako SAI

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Abstract

Twenty-first century higher education institutions are deemed to have specific roles to play in the development of individuals, their knowledge and their capability for continued learning throughout a life span, in order to perform in a ‘knowledge-based society’. The societal emphasis on the power of knowledge and its necessity for the workplace is acknowledged globally (e.g. Drucker, 1994; Puolimatka, 2004). However, this Symposium engages with current debates on the role that volunteering on bespoke small-scale projects plays in a different perspective on academic education for the twenty first century global world. With three Papers, the Symposium exemplifies some of the academic practices, relationships and challenges of preparing for a future more inclined to compassion, generosity, imagination and creation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sept 2018
EventInternational Academic Identities Conference 2018 - Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: 19 Sept 201821 Sept 2018
Conference number: 6
https://rihe.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/2018/09/9-19en/

Conference

ConferenceInternational Academic Identities Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleIAIC
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityHiroshima
Period19/09/201821/09/2018
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Keywords

  • empowerment
  • Volunteering

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