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The focus of the unit is on a detailed examination of key issues in Global Education. These issues will be selected from the five Global Education learning emphases: interdependence and globalisation, identity and cultural diversity, social justice and human rights, peace building and conflict resolution, and sustainable futures. Selected issues may also be related to major Global Education themes (eg global citizenship, poverty reduction) and framework dimensions of values and attitudes, knowledge and understanding, skills and processing, and action and participation.

Students will have the opportunity to examine issues in detail, conduct an analysis of the related literature, as well as consider the applications to their own professional practice.

Summary 2021

Unit name Issues in Global Education
Unit code ESM734
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Teaching staff


Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

On-line (Semester 1/2); Summer School (3 days on campus, Semester 3)


Essay (40%); Report (60%)

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