Two of our Masters of Teaching students have recently returned from a study tour to Myanmar, along with the undergraduate and postgraduate students from a range of discipline areas across RMIT. The group visited international, government and monastic schools, community educational settings, training organizations ,the University of Yangon and cultural sites including rural villages exploring educational development and community based tourism (CBT- eco-tourism and environmental conservation).
The group had many opportunities to see first-hand local development and context. This included schools and young children in learning environments.
Accompanying the students was Professor Ines Gil Jaurena from Spain who was impressed by the experience and is keen to initiate this model with her own students.
The RMIT students and their work were featured on local television during their visit, with Rohan Nethsinghe and Chris Ziguras becoming quite the TV stars!!
RMIT, through this visit, was able to support development agencies in their work in Myanmar. This shared model of global mobility allowed exciting cross-disciplinary activity and learning and established significant future networks.