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In this subject, students prepare for globally engaged futures in the next stages of study or work by learning from and about Indonesian perspectives on the world. The subject gives students the opportunity to integrate their knowledge of Indonesian culture and society, apply this to new topics and challenges, and enhance their skills in intercultural communication and collaboration. Students are expected to identify and analyse the global and local intersections of pressing contemporary issues such as social inequity, the rise of digital technology and the causes and impact of climate change, and propose suggestions for further research and real-life action. The subject offers workshops by university staff as well as guest lectures by professionals from Australia and Indonesia. Students also explore or work with relevant university libraries and communities, institutions and festivals in both countries. As well as having a written report component, projects are developed, disseminated and celebrated through workshop discussion, blog presentation and a concluding student conference with panels and discussants. The subject is offered in English.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Demonstrate clear understanding of key concepts and debates in Southeast Asian area studies
- Engage with interdisciplinary and multilayered approaches in Indonesian language, culture and society studies
- Understand and apply the scholarly and professional conventions in intercultural communication
- Identify, analyse and contextualise the key global and local forces shaping contemporary Indonesia
- Identify, analyse and contextualise critical and creative Indonesian responses and solutions to intersecting local and global problems
- Select and utilise presentation styles and platforms that are suitable for successfully communicating academic findings to diverse audiences.
- Research skills through the exploration and application of methods of inquiry and the competent use of library and other information sources
- Critical thinking and analysis skills through engagement in the interdisciplinary approaches of area studies
- Written communication skills through blog and report preparation
- Public speaking skills through workshop discussion and conference presentation
- Time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading and assignment completion.
Last updated: 31 January 2024