School Of Health Sciences

Global Citizenship and EngagementWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301218.2


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Liz Thyer


Students must have completed 120cp in their currently enrolled course prior to enrolling in this unit.

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
The unit aims to engage students with current global contexts to integrate professional knowledge and develop skills, attitudes and behaviours that support them to be global citizens with inter-cultural competence. As part of the unit students will be required to undertake an international learning experience relevant to their studies in an organisation outside Australia. This experience involves direct travel to an overseas organisation and/or community, and participation in activities related to that organisation and/or community. The unit is completed across a year of study, with the first semester a preparatory experience, mid-semester the opportunity to complete an overseas short program, and the final semester a time to reflect on the international engagement completed. International learning activities may include a field trip, work placement, internship, or volunteer aid experience. Students will immerse themselves in their new international environment, make sense of the organisation’s or a community’s modes of action and meaning, and negotiate their ways of acting and being in the process of becoming a member and contributing to the organisation and/or community with which they engage. Students in this unit will reflect on global engagement experiences to discuss self-learning and how this learning informs personal and professional development.

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