This course offers theoretical and real-world insights into why and how globalisation can be used as a conduit for sustainable development.
Globalisation is associated not only with significant economic development opportunities but also with pressing environmental and social challenges.
Through readings, videos, discussions and interactive learning activities you will examine and critique the potential of globalisation to drive sustainable development.
You will also explore and reflect on the impact of the UN Sustainable Development Goals on current and future economic, environmental and social trends.
Since Deakin University has plenty of in-person students these days as well, officials want to reinvent the campus experience as well, by trying to blend education into busy lives. That has meant developing their own personal assistant for students, a bit like Siri or Alexa, that can remind you to do your homework. While such a tool may make sense for students needing to fit in studies amid work, family and life, it also raises thorny privacy issues.
How to Build a 21st-Century School System
Andreas Schleicher - initiator of PISA and an international authority on education policy - offers a unique perspective on education reform.
In a world where the kind of things that are easy to teach and test have also become easy to digitise and automate, it will be our imagination, our awareness and our sense of responsibility that will enable us to harness the opportunities of the 21st century to shape the world for the better. Tomorrow’s schools will need to help students think for themselves and join others, with empathy, in work and citizenship. They will need to help students develop a strong sense of right and wrong, and sensitivity to the claims that others make.