Asian-Australian nexus: an educational challenge

Robertson, Robbie, and Lundberg, Anita (2013) Asian-Australian nexus: an educational challenge. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Managing the Asian Century. pp. 13-21. From: ICMAC 2013: International Conference on Managing the Asian Century, 11-13 July 2013, Singapore.

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The Asian century raises a number of challenges that derive from convergence, global multicentredness, and the emergence of a more engaged diverse world. Some nations use multiculturalism as a tool to address these challenges. However, in a diverse and globalizing world, it is appreciating what we share in common rather than notions of difference that will become more important in enabling harmonious and evolving relationships to prosper and feed creativity.

At James Cook University, the School of Arts & Social Sciences has pondered these issues while planning for a new interdisciplinary major. The purpose of the Asian Nexus major is not to introduce notions of difference or exoticisms; rather, it is to contextualize the Asian century within the human story, to prioritize intertwined histories and cultures, and to focus on common goals that confront shared social, economic, environmental, demographic and educational issues.

Item ID: 31451
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-981-4560-61-0
Keywords: transnational education, globalisation, Asian century, humanities and social sciences
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Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 00:52
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Economics, Business and Management) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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