The Global Challenges in 365 Days Team has a new survey – have your voice heard now!

How can students from different faculties and backgrounds confront the challenges of global governance? In what ways will the ‘Global Challenges in 365 Days: Creating student science on global governance’ project aim to provide a platform for students to do so?

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When: 11 May – 11 June


Survey Measuring student interest for a brand new and interactive student project

Students are engaged in groups and subgroups during this research project. Within sub-groups, problem – based learning is implemented as a strategy that allows students from different programs and backgrounds to interact and create realistic solutions to current global challenges. Group learning promotes the  facilitation of understanding and knowledge of the main problems, but also encourages many hands-on skills and desirable attributes, such as communication, skills, teamwork, problem solving, independent responsibility for learning, and sharing information.

Problem-based learning (PBL) uses a problem case scenario to identify and define learning objectives. This ensures students are free to conduct independent, self-directed study before the group sessions, to discuss and process their acquired knowledge. PBL is not only about problem solving per se, but it employs appropriate problems to enhance knowledge and understanding.

PBL is employed in this project due to its core assumption that when we “solve the many problems we face every day, learning occurs.” PBL is supported by theories of situated learning, which propose that learning is most efficient when it is implanted in authentic tasks that are attached in everyday life contexts. By employing PBL, this project proposes a dynamic and inspiring method of encouraging students to engage in contemporary global governance concerns while learning a multitude of applicable skills.

Another important aspect of this project’s method is incorporating critical thinking skills by encouraging students to look at global governance challenges from different angles. This critical perspective is then added to by incorporating the legal grounds involved and creating a call to action for students on how to get involved and how to act on complex issues. For example, one of the aims of this project is investigating and exploring the legal bases that are significant in climate change, make these legal characteristics comprehensible, and highlight possible gaps in the current legal frameworks.

By exploring current global challenges in this way, this project provides students with various ways to take individual accountability and action, as well as spotlighting the ways to challenge global governance structures in their community, through their studies and professions, and provides resources on how to get in touch with professionals in the field.

The project team works closely with student ambassadors, who are students that are eager to learn, want to take action and are happy to share their knowledge with others.

If you want to become part of this initiative and participate, please contact us at: globalchallenges.365@hhs.nl