Journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement
With the development of Thailand 4.0, it is critical for engaged scholars to address the role of higher education in Thailand’s social and economic development with an understanding of how local histories (local) and economic globalization (global) shape their work. We discuss the Thai context for community engagement, then describe the purpose and learning goals for the Global Citizenship and Civic Engagement (GCCE) initiative, as well as the methodological approach used to assess the initiative’s impact and long-term sustainability. The findings highlight how glocal learning fostered Thai and U.S. graduate students’ valuing local knowledge and linking economic inequality to environmental injustice. Students transformed in their understanding of the need to revitalize marginalized knowledge and include experiences of other-than-human beings. The findings contribute valuable non-Western perspectives on how international partnerships between universities prepare graduate students as engaged scholars for a sustainable world.
Original Publication Citation
Areesophonpichet, S., Glass, C. R., & Wongtrirat, R. (2020). Developing engaged scholars through glocal learning: A case study of the Thailand Global Citizenship and Civic Engagement Initiative. Journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement, 24(3), 73-85.
Areesophonpichet, Sornnate; Glass, Chris R.; and Wongtrirat, Rachawan, "Developing Engaged Scholars Through Glocal Learning: A Case Study of the Thailand Global Citizenship and Civic Engagement Initiative" (2020). Educational Foundations & Leadership Faculty Publications. 97.