UKM Global Webinar Series: Transdisciplinary Education and the Growth of Global Citizens

September 28th, 2021 (Tuesday) | 10.00 am (GMT+8 Kuala Lumpur)

Transdisciplinary education includes teaching, learning and research efforts focused on problems that cross the boundaries of two or more disciplines. Transdisciplinary education is important especially during this challenging era where the global issues and problems are on the rise that require solutions to problems coming from various perspectives. The focus of this webinar will be on the sharing of insights and point of views of various distinct speakers addressing the need for transdisciplinary understanding to be incorporated into the education system. The Sustainable Development Goals for example cuts across various fields of studies and is applicable to all walks of life. Issues such as health, poverty, gender equality, biodiversity, environment, sustainable cities, indigenous communities etc. cuts across various angles of understanding. Transdisciplinary understanding needs to strongly be explored especially in the process of creating global citizens. This generation needs to understand issues that go beyond boundaries and how global cooperation is important in solving global issues. Ultimately, transdisciplinary education goes further by helping students grow and learn at a deeper level where students do not compartmentalize learning, but rather explore content within the context of inquiry, far beyond their comfort zone.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to :

⊷ Understand the strategies of the transdisciplinary education practiced by universities in Malaysia and Japan.
⊷ Learn how transdisciplinary education contributes to the development of a global citizen.

PANELIST

⊷ Professor Dr. Kenichi Namai
School of International Liberal Studies
Waseda University

⊷ Professor Miki Sugimura
Faculty of Human Sciences
Sophia University

⊷ Professor Dr. Khairul Anwar Mastor
School of Liberal Studies (CITRA-UKM)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

⊷ Dr. Fiffy Hanisdah Saikim
The Asian International Mobility for Students (AIMS)
Executive Secretary
Universiti Malaysia Sabah

MODERATOR

⊷ Assoc. Professor Dr. Adelina Asmawi
Faculty of Education
Universiti Malaya

ORGANIZER

International Relations Centre (UKM Global)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Email: partnerships@ukm.edu.my

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