Engaging Students as Partners in Global Learning

Work in progress

Throughout the Fellowship, university students and staff (academics and professional) are working together to pilot new initiatives, which address various dimensions of global learning. Applying a participatory action research approach, these staff-student teams in Australian universities are working through an iterative process, involving five phases - reflecting; imagining; revising/planning; acting; evaluating (Leask 2013).

Here is a collection of summaries of these works-in-progress. They are organized according to the three curricular spaces in which global learning can occur: the formal curriculum (at home), the informal or co-curriculum (at home), and international experience programs. A fourth section focuses on culturally inclusive approaches to enhancing the quality of learning.

The project teams have written these summaries because they want to share what they are doing, invite dialogue about their learning from their emerging practices and to learn from others doing the same.

Contact details are provided in order to facilitate dialogue with project teams as the projects progress..


  • Leask, B. (2013). Internationalising the curriculum in the disciplines – imagining new possibilities. Journal of Studies in International Education, 17 (2), 103-118