Journal article

Aiming for language education beyond language acquisition: Japanese and English language immersion camp in Australia 言語学習を超えた語学教育をめざして: 日豪学生による合同合宿を例に

J Ohashi, Hiroko Ohashi

日本語・日本語研究 | Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Press | Published : 2017

Abstract

The paper illuminates similarities between what Australian universities wish to see in the attributes of university graduates and those of Japanese counterparts. The term, graduate attributes is used in Australia and guroubaru jinzai (globally competent human resources) is used in Japan. Both ideas came from dissatisfaction amongst business communities identifying the gap between what university graduates are generally capable of and the skills and abilities required in the rapidly globalizing workplace. The common features of the 21st century-ideal-university-graduates required in Japan and Australia include global perspectives, cross-cultural communication skills and ability to work with p..

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