21st Century international-mindedness: An exploratory study of its conceptualization and assessment (2013)

Michael Singh and Jing Qi—Centre for Educational Research School of Education University of Western Sydney

This study provides an account of the conceptualization of international-mindedness and existing assessment instruments and further works toward the development of an interpretation of international-mindedness that is relevant to current situations of 21st century education. The study involves research in four areas: 1) an analysis of official IB documents to describe and make inferences about international- mindedness in the IB, 2) a comprehensive literature review on international-mindedness and other related constructs, 3) an examination of models based on contemporary theories, issues and tools in the field, and 4) the identification of instruments for assessing international-mindedness within the context of grade K-12 education worldwide.

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