Some possibilities and provocations
Global learning and engaging with students as partners sound like two ideas that should be friends. For Wendy Green, they are friends. She edited a special issue, Engaging Students in International Education, with several articles specifically drawing on theorisations and practices of engaging with students as partners. Her research findings from 13 pilot projects engaging students as partners in global learning concludes:
Access and equity, tensions between process and outcomes, and the workings of power and privilege in universities were particularly troubling themes, which emerged during the Fellowship. However, if we frame challenges as provocations—that is, as opportunities to critically analyze and creatively respond to the accepted, naturalized practices of universities —we can see exciting possibilities for staff and students engaging as partners in global learning in universities “as if” it were already our way of life (Cook-Sather & Felten, 2017).