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

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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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