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Let’s Talk Research Training: The Importance of Methods and Methodologies Training across Disciplines in International Development

Kevin Hans Waitkuweit, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago.  Connections across disciplines fortify methodological applications in real-world settings. International development presents a prime space at the nexus of the academic and real world. Through various forms of applied research, international development practitioners engage with many topics, from macro-level systems, such as agriculture and economics, to micro-level phenomena, such as refugee experiences with post-traumatic stress disorder and gendered social interactions. Unsurprisingly, the resulting breadth of potential research areas creates space for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary engagement among a contrasting group of scholars. As a former international development practitioner,

By |2024-06-05T20:51:18+10:00June 5th, 2024|Pedagogies Blog|Comments Off on Let’s Talk Research Training: The Importance of Methods and Methodologies Training across Disciplines in International Development

Global Service Learning and White Hegemony: In Service of Whom?

Jace Tor Bulger, University of Wollongong This blog provides a student perspective on volunteer tourism or global service learning (GSL) programs. These programs are ever increasingly catching the eye of white, privileged students. For many, they represent an appealing way for people to experience emotional growth through feeling like they have done something good for humanity. It is important to note that cross-cultural learning for young students is vitally important. Those experiences allow for the growth of understanding and cooperation between people globally, which is highly important in an increasingly globalised world. However, how these connections are formed is important

By |2023-11-28T15:45:01+11:00November 28th, 2023|Pedagogies Blog|Comments Off on Global Service Learning and White Hegemony: In Service of Whom?
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