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Semester 1 - Dual-Delivery
Semester 2 - Dual-Delivery
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Aiming to enhance travel and/or transcultural experiences, Going Places – Travelling Smarter provides interdisciplinary methods to observe and interpret new environments, identify positive educational, professional and personal opportunities, and report and record reflections and experiences before, during and after travelling. Lectures from diverse disciplinary areas will unpack fundamental precepts and explore key concepts relating to travel, such as cosmopolitanism, cognitive benefits of travelling, stereotyping, global and developing economies, environmental concerns, identity and alterity. Through regular preparatory research and peer review in tutorials, students will develop expertise in a particular region and learn more about the rest of the world from other students in themed modules, covering subjects such as architecture, urban and rural environments, conflict, tourism, language and communication, economics, geography, gastronomy, music and creative arts. This expertise will be demonstrated through collaborative participation in tutorials and in online blog posts. An emphasis on ethnographic methods for negotiating transcultural encounters and new technologies for sharing information will assist students from all faculties and disciplines to improve their ability to engage with their own and others’ mobility. Students will test their ethnographic skills through a research-mapping project focusing on new ways of engaging with familiar places. The final research project will draw together the broad disciplinary approaches, including ethnography, geography, communication, mapping, tourism, economics and the arts, in a place-based case-study (city, region, sacred site, monument, factory, etc) to expose the interconnectedness of nature and culture, business and science, people and politics. These collaborative experiences and individual assessments encourage students to re-examine identities, develop transcultural competence and deepen understanding of what it means to be a global citizen.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject aims to enable students to:
- use digital technologies for preparatory research, concurrent training modules and augmented reality apps (ie setting up blog site for use on exchange, online language courses, Google Earth for mapping, Zome AR app)
- identify the best travel resources for their purposes
- engage with discourses around different ways of travelling – culinary, sporting, volunteering, walking, scientific, professional, etc.
- develop strategies for mapping spaces of travel – geographical, architectural, historical, cultural, social, scientific, medical, linguistic etc.
- negotiate culture shock, evaluate risk, and other potentially complex encounters
- explore transcultural, environmental, political and economic issues associated with travelling
- examine tourism development strategies and their impact on cultures and economies
- produce texts and images that demonstrate the multiple angles for understanding and recounting travel experiences
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to identify interdisciplinary methods necessary to prepare for travel experiences;
- be able to analyse dominant factors influencing travel experiences in both general and particular contexts;
- have developed critical thinking around intercultural, environmental, political and economic issues associated with travelling in both general and particular contexts;
- be able to communicate research effectively on specialised topics and areas through oral presentation;
- be able to generate texts and images that demonstrate understanding of the key issues associated with travelling, including culture shock, conflict and tourism;
- be able to apply analytical methods relating to travel appropriately to both familiar and foreign case studies.
Last updated: 6 December 2023