« Asia and the Pacific


Tue 14 Sep 2021 - Fri 17 Sep 2021

09:00AM

4 Sessions

Online

Darja Hoenigman

Current ANU staff, ANU students and alumni can access 20% discount on the micro-credential.


Prior to completing the booking online, please contact Dr Rebecca Cross on Rebecca.Cross1@anu.edu.au to access discount/promotional code. You must include your full name, a brief note about your role at ANU (e.g. current CHL academic staff, postgraduate alumni) and your ANUID (u1001003) for verification purposes.


Description 

This micro-credential will prepare professionals who are currently working or expecting to work in Papua New Guinea (PNG). 

By learning and practising scenario-based conversations in basic Tok Pisin the participants will develop practical language skills. They will be immersed in Tok Pisin and gain knowledge of daily life in PNG by way of intensive language training, video footage of real-life situations, and group discussions based on carefully selected readings.

The skills and knowledge acquired will allow participants to respectfully navigate their interactions and relationships with Papua New Guineans and respond to situations in a culturally appropriate way.  

This micro-credential can be delivered as a bespoke offering, where we design the class outline to focus on specific topic(s) as required by the client.


Topics 

  • Introductions and small talk
  • Going to the market
  • Travelling
  • Health
  • Cultural, linguistic and biological diversity of Papua New Guinea
  • People's connection with the land, spiritual world
  • Witchcraft and violence
  • Logging and mining


Learning outcomes 

Upon successful completion, enrolees will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Communicate using simple phrases and sentences, on topics covered 

2. Demonstrate their ability to engage in Tok Pisin conversations and respond in socially appropriate ways in a variety of situations

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the culture and everyday life in Papua New Guinea in topics covered

4. Critically analyse and reflect upon the differences between Western/Australian and New Guinean culture and everyday life


Indicative assessment 

1. Language Quiz [1,2,3,4]

2. Translation Test [1,2,3,4]

3. Oral Test Recorded [1, 2, 3, 4] 

4. 700-800 word Reflection Essay in English [2,3,4]


Assumed knowledge 

This micro-credential is taught at graduate level and assumes the generic skills of a Bachelors or equivalent.

No specific prior knowledge is required for this micro-credential. However, it is assumed that enrolees have suitable general knowledge as the micro-credential is taught at a graduate level. 


Micro-credential stack information 

This micro-credential is not currently part of a stack.

Successful completion of Tok Pisin Language and Cultural Awareness can lead to specified credit for the course ASIA8091 Asia Pacific Micro-credential elective. 


Details 

Course Code: TOKP01

Workload: 39 hours 

  • Contact hours: 21 hours
  • Individual study and assessment: 18 hours

Detailed Offering Structure:

Session 1 (Optional): Meet and Greet & Brief Intro

Introduction by the facilitator Dr Darja Hoenigman to the offering and opportunity to meet other participants in the class. A quick overview of the Troodle site and learning resources also discussed. Participants will have access to these resources so they can start engaging with the reading materials and videos if they wanted.

Session 2: Synchronous Online Learning with Dr Darja Hoenigman

Tuesday 14 September: 9am-3pm

Wednesday 15 September: 9am-3pm

Thursday 16 September: 9am-3pm

Friday 17 September: 9am-4pm

Daily Homework: Approximately 2 hrs each day consisting of: 30 minutes of self-assessment exercises, 1 hour of reading a novel in English and 30 minutes of watching a film in Tok Pisin.

Final Assessment: 2 hrs for the final reflection essay

Session 3 (Optional): Post Class Discussion

Online: Zoom meeting for participants to ask Dr Darja Hoenigman questions about the offering and verbal feedback on the offering.

In-Person: For participants based in Canberra, an in-person event on ANU Campus will be organised. Details to follow.

ANU unit value: 2 units

AQF Level: 9

Contact: School of Culture, History & Language

 

This Micro-credential is taught at a graduate level.  This is not an AQF qualification.

No dates are currently scheduled.

Dates coming soon.

Description

This foundational credential defines what we mean by ‘the Pacific’. Pacific countries and territories are characterised by diversity and commonalities, set against the backdrop of a multi-dimensional regional architecture, that features regional and sub-regional organisations, both old and new, notably the Pacific Islands Forum and the Pacific Community. Through this Micro-credential, participants explore how Pacific Island countries perceive their region, and their place in the international system, interrogating the drivers and obstacles to change across  multiple dimensions (cultural, political and economic) and applying a critical lens to address  critical questions for the future of the Pacific region. To guide these crucial conversations, practitioners and Pacific experts share their experiences and provide real-world examples that illustrate the complexities of addressing the future challenges for Pacific Islands Countries. Upon completion of this Micro-credential, participants will be able to understand the foundational concepts required to critically engage in analysing the complexities of the Pacific Islands region. 

Topics

  1. What do we mean by the Pacific? 
  2. The Pacific diplomatic system 
  3. Economic development in the Pacific 
  4. Aid in the Pacific 

Details

  • Course Code: DPA01
  • Workload: 12 hours, face-to-face or online. Individual study and assessment approximately 50-60 hours 
  • ANU unit value: 3 units
  • Course Code Level: 8000
  • Contact: ANU Department of Pacific Affairs: dpa@anu.edu.au

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion, participants will have the knowledge and skills to: 

  1. Understand the diversities and commonalities of the Pacific Islands, including in the way politics works in varied cultural circumstances 
  2. Critically assess the factors that are driving change in regionalism in the Pacific, and how the system is evolving 
  3. Engage in discussions on the structures of different and diverse Pacific island economies 
  4. Understand specific challenges associated with giving aid successfully in Pacific Island countries 

Indicative assessment

  • 1,500 word country profile: 40%; Links to learning outcomes 1,3
  • 2,000 word case study on a policy challenge confronting the Pacific: 60%; Links to learning outcomes: 2,4

Assumed knowledge

This Micro-credential is taught at graduate level and assumes the generic skills of a Bachelors or equivalent.

Who should enrol?

This credential is designed for policymakers, program designers, researchers and analysts working on and in the Pacific region, to provide an introduction to  foundational knowledge and concepts.

Micro-credential stack information

This Micro-credential is currently not part of a stack.

This Micro-credential is taught at a graduate level.  This is not an AQF qualification.


No dates are currently scheduled.

Description

This foundational credential focuses on some of the contemporary debates in the Pacific region in three key areas - climate change, gender, conflict and security - in order to shed light on decision-making processes in the region and the complex dynamics within which these issues and these processes are embedded. The credential then turns to three four key actors in the region – China, Australia, Papua New Guinea and churches to examine the crowded geo-politics and partners in the Pacific and the policy-making structures of these key actors as they seek to shape and influence the region. 

Topics

  1. Climate change in the Pacific 
  2. Gender in the Pacific 
  3. Conflict/Security in the Pacific 
  4. China, an emerging new partner in the Pacific 
  5. Australia and the Pacific “Step-Up” 
  6. Papua New Guinea, why it matters 
  7. What role do churches play as key actors in the Pacific? 

Details

  • Course Code: DPA02
  • Workload: Estimated 50-60 hours (12 contact hours)
  • ANU unit value: 3 units
  • Course Code Level: 8000
  • Contact: Department of Public Affairs: dpa@anu.edu.au

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion, participants will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Understand the range and diversity of social, governance and development challenges facing the Pacific
  2. Gain insight into the pressures and incentives that bear on decision-making in Pacific Islands governments
  3. Understand the complexity of policymaking in the Pacific, including styles of decision-making in Pacific governments. 

Indicative assessment

  • Thematic briefing paper (2,000 words): 60%; Links to Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
  • Presentation on a thematic issue (5 minute) 40%; Links to Learning Outcomes: 1

Assumed knowledge

This Micro-credential is taught at graduate level and assumes the generic skills of a Bachelors or equivalent.

Who should enrol?

This credential is designed for policymakers, program designers, researchers and analysts working on and in the Pacific region, to provide an introduction to  foundational knowledge and concepts.


This Micro-credential is taught at a graduate level.  This is not an AQF qualification.