Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Peace Through Superior Education

Peace Through Superior Education is an entry in the Australian National University's ANU Grand Challenges Scheme. This entry proposes to test the use of  mobile learning to connect people across our region to address radicalization, climate change, food and energy security.

Other ANU Grand Challenge entries include: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific and the Grand Challenge of Negative Emissions.  ANU researchers and students interested in working on these can access the ANU Grand Challenges Portal. Non-ANU researchers can contact the project personnel to express interest in participating.

About the Peace Through Superior Education proposal: 


'Many of the world’s most intractable problems occur on Australia's doorstep: where the trade-routes of the world's emerging economies meet. The Australian National University (ANU) was created by the Australian Parliament to meet these challenges in this region. The ANU does this by bringing together the best and brightest young people of the region to learn and to cooperate. Can this can be extended through the use of digital networks, particularly mobile devices, with an order of magnitude increase in the number of students? Can we use digital networks to engage, educate and influence the behaviors of the indo- pacific publics? How can we best do that? To answer these questions a longitudinal exploration into the transformative learning will be conducted. In this way can we can address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): "... end poverty ... protect the planet ... ensure prosperity for all ... foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies ... based on a spirit of strengthened global solidarity ...".'


Peace Through Superior Education

M-learning for the indo-pacific to address radicalization, climate change, food and energy security.

 Chris Barrie
Adam Broinowski
Catherine Settle
Tom Worthington

A Grand Challenges Proposal

 


 

The Indo-Pacific

Many of the world’s most intractable problems occur on Australia's doorstep: where the trade-routes of the world's emerging economies meet.  
Map by Eric Gaba (Sting) CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons



Australian_National_University Arms
The Australian National University (ANU) was created by the Australian Parliament to meet the challenges in this region. 

ANU Student Ambassadors

The ANU brings together the best and brightest young people of the region to learn and to cooperate. 


Pictograph of an e-book by Carlos Sarmento from the Noun Project (CC BY 3.0 US)
Can this can be extended through the use of digital networks, particularly mobile devices, with an order of magnitude increase in the number of students? 
Pictographs by Carlos Sarmento from the Noun Project (CC BY 3.0 US). 

Pictograph of issues by Carlos Sarmento from the Noun Project (CC BY 3.0 US)
To answer these questions a longitudinal exploration into the transformative learning will be conducted. 
Pictographs by Carlos Sarmento from the Noun Project (CC BY 3.0 US). 


UN Sustainable Development Goals
 "... end poverty ... protect the planet ... ensure prosperity for all ... foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies ... based on a spirit of strengthened global solidarity ..." 
UN General Assembly resolution 70/17, Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, A /RES/70/1 (21 October 2015).

Field/s of research


Pedagogy, digital networking, climate change adaption, ethnopolitics, energy efficiency

Interested parties

Adam BroinowskiChris Barrie

Tom WorthingtonCatherine Settle



References

  • UN General Assembly resolution 70/17, Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, A /RES/70/1 (21 October 2015).
  • Worthington, T. (2014, August 23). Chinese and Australian Students Learning to Work Together Online: Proposal to Expand the New Colombo Plan to the Online Environment. Paper to be presented at the 9th International Conference on Computer Science & Education (ICCSE). Vancouver, Canada. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCSE.2014.6926448
  • Worthington, T. (2017). Digital teaching in higher education : designing e-learning for international students of technology, innovation and the environment. Belconnen, A.C.T. TomW Communications Pty Ltd. http://www.tomw.net.au/digital_teaching/

1 comment:

  1. I will be presenting a seminar on the ANU Grand Challenge: Peace through superior education, 22 August 2017 at the Australian National University in Canberra. All welcome, free but please book. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/anu-grand-challenge-peace-through-superior-education-tickets-36887217661

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