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As the Deputy Dean (Education) for the Faculty of Arts, I utilise my expertise in transdisciplinary learning and cultural literacy to lead the development and delivery of innovative learning and teaching experiences that support students to become truly global, mobile and flexible graduates able to operate efficiently across diverse cultural and professional contexts. My discipline area is Latin American Studies with a special focus on the development and representation of popular culture within contemporary Latin American Cinema, specifically as it relates to representations of women and marginal social groups. I was previously the Director of the Bachelor of Global Studies, and have coordinated work integrated learning for the Faculty, as well as serving as Deputy Head of School (Education) for the School of Lanugages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics. My ability to teach across and between disciplines, while drawing on expert input from a range of areas has become increasingly crystallised in my own pedegogic stance. My research interests include the development of cultural literacy practice in Higher Education curriculum, representation and construction of gender in popular culture, and teaching innovation. Since 2012, I have been working in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Warwick on a suite of undergraduate modules co-taught between Monash and Warwick Universities via the International Portal, an innovative space that allows students to come together as one cohort in a transnational, transdicsiplinary space.
- Cultural literacy practice in Higher Education
- Representation and construction of gender in popular culture
- Innovation in curriculum development
- Cross-cultural communication
- Transnational transdisciplinary practices in Higher Education
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Auckland
Award Date: 6 May 2005
Master of Arts with First Class Honours, University of Auckland
Award Date: 4 May 2001
Bachelor of Arts, University of Auckland
Award Date: 28 Aug 1997
Honorary Associate Professor, Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning, University of Warwick
2014 → …
Research area keywords
- Cultural Literacy
- Intercultural Education
- Cultural Competency
- Latin American Studies
- Brazilian Studies
- Cinema Studies
- Popular Culture
- Portal Pedagogy
- Transdisciplinary Learning
- Cultural Linguistics
- Intercultural Communication
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Internationalisation of the student learning experience: a state-of-the-art approach to teaching and learning
1/09/19 → 30/06/21
Cultural Competence Program for Local and International Students going on Placement and Studying Locally and Abroad.
1/01/17 → 3/03/19
Garcia Ochoa, G. C., McDonald, S. J. & Monk, N., 1 Nov 2020, In: Open Cultural Studies. 2, 1, p. 510-519 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Garcia Ochoa, G. & McDonald, S., Dec 2020, Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. 186 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book › Research › peer-review
The importance of cultural conceptualizations and metacultural competence in developing cultural literacyOchoa, G. G., Normand-Marconnet, N. & McDonald, S., 2020, In: International Journal of Language and Culture. 7, 2, p. 241-256 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Monk, N., Lindgren, M. K. M., McDonald, S. J. & Pasfield-Neofitou, S. E., 31 Jul 2017, Reconstructing Identity: A Transdisciplinary Approach. Monk, N., Lindgren, M., McDonald, S. & Pasfield-Neofitou, S. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 265-272 8 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Other › peer-review