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Bringing Australian foreign policy alive through teaching and assessment practice
journal contributionposted on 2019-01-01, 00:00 authored by Danielle ChubbDanielle Chubb
© 2019, © 2019 Australian Institute of International Affairs. If we are to help students develop opinions and perspectives on world politics, and understand at the same time what it means to hold these opinions and perspectives in the Australian context, we need to bring the world to the classroom. Information overload has led to feelings of alienation among students, and the way we teach needs to instil in students a sense that they are stakeholders in Australian foreign policy, and help them develop strategies for incorporating the complex information environment into their learning. In this short piece I propose two forms of assessment that authentically place the focus on these learning outcomes.