We’re told from an early age that everything worth knowing is taught inside the classroom. Sit up straight. Face the front. Raise your hand if you know the answer.
But doesn’t this way of learning just raise more questions? Where would be a better place to learn? The answer: everywhere.
For our students, the world is their classroom: from learning within companies and government organisations, to workshops in the desert and deep inside rainforests.
We understand the importance of our students having an international perspective, so we’ve embedded cultural competence in our new curriculum, with courses in our Open Learning Environment and opportunities for students to communicate and interact across cultures.
Our Immersive Learning Laboratory uses virtual reality to help students learn by hurtling them through space, or experiencing Syria’s refugee camps.
When our students work with communities in India, Samoa or around Australia to identify local issues and help devise solutions, they bring new cultural perspectives back to the classroom.
These are just some of the ways we’re unlearning the classroom. Allowing students to expand their horizons and see the world from different perspectives.
Imagine what could be possible if we all learn to unlearn.