Using Global Case Studies
Ensuring that case studies are truly global in nature means that students can understand how different countries, cultures and governments approach global issues.
In this film, hear from staff at Monash and Warwick who use global case studies and case based learning in their classrooms.
Based on students’ feedback, here are some ways you could implement this idea within the classroom:
Ask students to discuss some reading materials from their own perspective, then compare their views (Abdullah Hasan)
Provide students with opportunities to research on a specific topic (e.g. a company) located in a different country than their own (Liang Hanxian)
Use tasks including choices and negotiation to reach a consensus among students from different background to evidence differences in values and experiences (Chidi)
Select global issues in which nations have responded differently, and ask students to consider the way cultural differences influenced these responses (Kris Kewish)
A 2019 Monash-Warwick Alliance funded project, The Global Classroom: Learning without Borders ..., focused on developing a ‘Global Classroom’ which utilised a novel digital approach whereby students engaged in case-based learning (CBL) to solve a problem collaboratively using an off-the-shelf mobile technology.
This book explores a new approach to cultural literacy. Taking a pedagogical perspective, it looks at ... the skills, knowledge, and abilities involved in understanding and interpreting cultural differences, and proposes new ways of approaching such differences as sources of richness in intercultural and interdisciplinary collaborations. Cultural Literacy and Empathy in Education Practice balances theory with practice, providing practical examples for educators who wish to incorporate cultural literacy into their teaching. The book includes case studies, interviews with teachers and students, and examples of exercises and assessments, all backed by years of robust scholarly research.