The Master of Global Learning and Leadership is a fully online course for professionals who want to learn and lead as citizens of the world.
The course aims to prepare practitioners for the challenges of working and leading in diverse cultural contexts where adult learning plays a key role in responding to, navigating and re-working globalizing forces and their impacts on workplaces, communities, economies and the environment.
Students learn, discuss and share insights with other students and lecturers from around the world via a web-based classroom. This postgraduate course offers the benefits of learning across borders and transnational experience that informs professional practice and leadership in changing contexts, but without the cost of travel.
The course attracts students working as professionals and managers in education, health, social welfare, religion, non-government organisations, government agencies and business and industry.
Students who complete the Master of Global Learning and Leadership will be able to:
Demonstrate an advanced, critical and integrated understanding of global change and the implications for learning and leadership
Integrate theoretical and experiential knowledge to explore the nature and effects of global transitions on societies, workplaces and everyday lives
Critically evaluate the effects of knowledge-based societies and different contexts on learning and leadership
Demonstrate responsibility and judgement in complex international environments and transitional communities
Interpret discussion with peers and other professionals about the different contexts to identify challenges for diverse adults and for learning and leadership
Show mastery in research, evaluation and investigation techniques
The course comprises of eight units, including:
Work and Learning
Locating Oneself in Global Learning, Part 1
Fostering Learning and Leadership in Practice
Adult Learning: Perspectives and Contexts
Global Leadership Capstone Project
Locating Oneself in Global Learning, Part 2
Students undertake a series of sequential units of 10 weeks duration. There is a minimum of two weeks break in between each unit until all the coursework units are completed. The subsequent project units may be taken full-time over 1 semester or part-time over 2 semesters.
Angelique Perrin, current student
I wanted to learn something new, expand my thinking on the world around me, and take ownership of my own learning. In my role, I have the opportunity to instruct my colleagues in other departments on how to use systems. Based on this experience of helping my adult colleagues learn a new system, I was attracted by the course because I wanted to gain more insight into the issues surrounding learning in adulthood.
How is the program delivered?
As this course is offered in collaboration with northern hemisphere universities, it does not run in traditional semesters. Classes commence in Professional Term 6, you will need to apply by May 2017.