Community based learning
Engineering for humanity
Project based learning
The Global Dimension can be integrated
into the different levels of academia in a variety of ways, and with different
breadth and depth. This chapter uses real examples to present and discuss
methods for introducing the Global Dimension. In particular, it uses examples of
Service Learning to show how the Global Dimension can be integrated at levels
ranging from undergraduate modules to post-graduate research.
This chapter introduces ideas that
can be used to stimulate student learning by presenting innovative modules and case
studies of Service Learning such as: community-based
projects; multi-disciplinary projects; partnerships with NGOs for students to
work in developing countries as part of their degree programme, and;
multi-disciplinary teams to support PhD students in addressing community needs.
By considering the advantages and
disadvantages of each method – and the contexts in which they can be used – the
chapter demonstrates how the right method for introducing the Global Dimension
can be selected for the right context. By taking examples from the National
University of Ireland, Galway in Ireland, this chapter gives a sense of the
level, distribution and depth that can be achieved when Global Dimension is
taken into the core of academia through the lens of Service Learning. Key
success factors of embedding Service Learning in curricula are summarised.