University of Technology Sydney

42701 Global Issues Studio

6cp; Standard face-to-face, 3hpw, evening session
Requisite(s): 42700c Professional Learning Studio OR 42030c Technology Disruptors Studio
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Anti-requisite(s): 42039 Global Technology Issues Studio


In today’s workplaces, professionals are expected to understand complex global issues that shape current and future practice in organisations. The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) summarise key global issues that we collectively need to address, such as achieving good health and wellbeing, sustainable cities and communities, and responsible consumption and production. The Global Issues Studio gives students an opportunity to learn how to tackle these real-world challenges in the context of their workplaces and lives.

Students identify, develop, and work on projects that examine global issues and how they manifest and are addressed in local contexts. The studio supports students to identify suitable projects that connect to their workplace context and design processes for engaging with the global issue. Weekly sessions use in-class workshops and engagement with community and industry guest speakers to explore different tools for addressing global issues and support students to propose and evaluate innovative solutions. As the SDGs are future-focused and transformative, the studio makes particular use of futures thinking methods and sustainability transformations theories to guide student responses to a global issue.

The studio encourages students to draw on knowledge from their other subjects, such as systems thinking and design thinking, to address global issues. Students are required to undertake preparation, especially by making observations of their workplace context to inform their project.

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