Course Title: Global Learning: Education and Practice Towards a Learning Society

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Learning: Education and Practice Towards a Learning Society

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2010

Course Coordinator: Christopher Ziguras

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 2501 / 0414 870 543

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 37 Level 5

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will explore the ways in which globalization is transforming educational policy and practice around the world. You will examine the ways in which social and technological change is heightening interconnection between education systems and generating large-scale flows of students, providers, educators across borders. You will consider how educators engage with indigenous, local, national and global forms of knowledge and skills.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) program learning outcomes:

  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge of international relations, global cultures, language and economic issues to your professional practice or further study
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on knowledge about a rapidly changing world derived from multiple sources, perspectives and values systems
  • Reflect on the experience of personal and professional practice in international and cross-cultural settings and to act in professionalised settings responsibly, ethically and with integrity

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and critically analyse the ways in which globalization is transforming educational policy and practice
  2. Analyse a range of impacts of growing cross-border flows of curriculum, students and educational providers
  3. Identify and reflect upon the ways in which policy-makers and educators seek to reconcile competing local, national and global demands

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include interactive workshops focusing on group-based discussion and problem solving tasks. Course learning materials will be made available in a range of formats, which may include lectures, guest speakers and visits to educational institutions. The workshops offer a supportive learning environment where you will have the opportunity to share your knowledge and experiences, and to learn from the knowledge and experience your peers. This peer- based learning may take place through small-group discussions, collaborative work on activities and assessments and/or peer reviewing of research, written work and/or oral presentations.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include the following tasks, either individually or in groups:

  • Case study analysis and review of relevant literature (30%) CLO 1 and 2
  • Critical reflective journal (20%) CLO 3
  • Essay and/or synthesis reports (50%) CLO 1, 2 and 3

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or RMIT Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online here.