The Glocal Classroom. Timor-Leste Intensive: 24-25 November 2014

by Rebecca Bengtsson on November 11, 2014

in ComDev,Comdev News,Comdev Projects,ComDev staff,Glocal Classroom

Timor-Leste – Challenges of a New State in the Asian Century’ 

The Flinders University contribution to the Glocal Classroom takes the form of an academic topic/seminar on Timor-Leste.  This is a young state, geographically close to Australia, and situated within a global context known as the Asian Century. See the full programme here: Flinders Glocal Classroom programme

The seminar will explore a range of issues affecting Timor-Leste, the youngest state in Asia, within a context of rapid economic growth and social transformation in the Asian region. Facilitated by presenters drawn from Flinders University and partner universities, you will learn about themes that cut across international relations and international development, including:

  • the developmental state and its role in shaping the nation;
  • the role of international development institutions;
  • political and economic relations between Timor-Leste and key states including Australia, Indonesia, China & USA;
  • Timor-Leste’s economy and reliance on oil resources in the context of contested maritime borders;
  • development issues in post-conflict situations (reconstruction of infrastructure, rapid population growth, reintegration of guerrilla fighters, under-employment, community tensions)

When and How?

The seminar is offered as a two-day summer intensive over 24-25 November 2014, to postgraduate students and interested upper level undergraduate students. Everything will be live-streamed globally, and will be interactive, as an experiment in ‘global education.’ On-campus and distance students, Flinders academics and international guest speakers will all participate in the Intensive in real time. Students will work through self-guided learning reading and learning exercises on FLO six weeks prior to the Intensive.

Students and other guests who wish to take part in some aspects of the seminar as guests will be able to do so via the Glocal Classroom LIVE page.

Please consider joining us in person or online!

More Information

For more information, look here.

You can also contact if you want to know more about this exciting intensive.

For Teaching and Technical Staff at the Glocal Classroom Partner Universities

On 26 November, 9.30–12.30, directly following the two-day intensive, there will be a half-day workshop on the convergence pedagogy employed for the workshop. This will review the lessons learnt from the Glocal Classroom process,  and discussion on the way forward from there.

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