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ALW749 - Crossing Borders - in Country Travel and Research Project

Offering information:

Not offered 2014, re-offered 2015.

Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
Unit chair:G Perry

Students must have approval from the unit chair prior to enrolling in this unit.



Incompatible with:



(i) This unit will only be offered for activities organised by Deakin.
(ii) Students must have approval of the unit chair prior to enrolling in this unit.
(iii) Students will need to fund their own travel and accommodation costs on activities undertaken in this unit.
(iv) This unit may not be offered every trimester, only when the opportunities are available


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


In accordance with the aims stated in Taking Deakin Forward, the University strategic plan this unit seeks to offer students opportunities for enhanced life-long learning through cross-cultural travel experiences and exposure to issues of globalisation, development and sustainability.


The unit will deal with the following as part of the pre-tour briefing notes and in-country discussions and seminars:  

  • Travel as storytelling
  • Active observation and research techniques
  • Contradictions of globalisation
  • Dilemmas and contexts of representation
  • Creative process and publication issues
  • Practical in-country research
  • Creative communications project in-country


Creative journalling assignment 1 - 2500 words; 45%

Creative journalling assignment 2 - 2500 words; 45%

In country discussion participation; 10%

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