What is Locally and Globally Connected?

Locally and Globally Connected involves designing learning experiences and environments that are infused with the partnerships and perspectives of the wider context of work, culture, society and professional practice. Doing so means that our students are actively engaging with, and meaningfully contributing to, the world outside of university.

  • Curriculum is industry and community engaged and collaboratively developed.
  • Learning and teaching is delivered with the active participation of diverse voices
  • University educators are actively connected and engaged with their industry and profession
  • There is cross-course and program integration and an understanding of the connections with the wider program of study
  • Transdisciplinary, inter-professional contact and collaboration, or multidisciplinary teams
  • Contact with and/or collaborate with diverse people and cultures
  • Experience and reflection beyond the classroom
  • Working with, learning from and contributing to industry and community
  • Students engage with the ‘local and global’ challenges of our times

Why are Local and Global Connections important?

Students in courses that are intentionally connected to a broader context or ecosystem are more likely to experience their learning as relevant, form stronger professional identities and career-supportive relationships and networks, and are better able to negotiate and manage differences of perspectives.  

Course Design Standards

4. LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY CONNECTED

We infuse our learning environments with the partnerships and perspectives of the wider context of work, culture, society and professional practice so that our students are actively engaging with, and meaningfully contributing to, the world outside of university.

What digital tools might be useful?

  • Linkedin, Twitter and other social media to connect with broader communities of inquiry
  • Video-conferencing to access international expertise
  • use of digital resources (e.g., YouTube clips, TED talks) that reflect international experiences or perspectives

Where could I learn more?