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Teaching Global Perspectives (EDUC90727)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90727
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Twenty-first century Australians are members of a global community, connected to the whole world by ties of culture, economics, politics, enhanced communication, travel and a shared environment. Enabling young people to participate in shaping a better-shared future for the world is at the heart of the dynamic and evolving field of global education. This field is committed to fostering a broader understanding of world issues and working towards change, especially to the eradication of global poverty and inequality. Global education is relevant across all learning areas; its emphasis is on developing knowledge and skills, in addition to promoting positive values and participation.

The subject addresses the strategies and resources for enriching teaching. The five key learning emphases that reflect the recurring themes in global education are interdependence and globalisation, identity and cultural diversity, social justice and human rights, peace and sustainable futures. This elective will provide students with opportunities to develop the ideas and values inherent in global education, including strategies to develop an inclusive classroom environment. We will host presenters from various corners of the globe to think and debate with us.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Understand global perspectives as a priority within current school curricula;
  • Work within global trends in education, culture, politics, and history to understand the forces that shape and impact school dynamics and classroom practice;
  • Identify areas in curriculum in which primary or secondary students would benefit from a global perspective;
  • Enrich the teaching and learning of their discipline or specialised pathway with a global perspective.

Generic skills

This subject will develop the following set of key transferable skills:

  • Clinical reasoning and thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Historically grounded decision making
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Teamwork and professional collaboration
  • Learning to learn and metacognition
  • Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
  • Reflection for continuous improvement
  • Linking theory and practice
  • Inquiry and research
  • Active and participatory citizenship.

Last updated: 21 August 2019