Co-creating Curriculum with International Partners and Students Purpose: To co-create curriculum resources for work-integrated learning with international partners and students that reflect in their constitution the values of collaboration, intercultural sharing and respect for other people’s ways of knowing.
‘Negotiate a river by following its bends, enter a country by following its customs.’Cambodian Proverb
Population: 13,329,000 Capital: Phnom Penh; pop. 1,157,000 Area: 181,035 square kilometers (69,898 square miles) Languages: Khmer, French, English Religion: Theravada Buddhist Currency: Riel Life Expectancy at birth: 56 GDP per Capita: U.S. $1,600 Literacy: 70%
*Figures from CIA World Factbook.
Lonely Planet has a good summary and list of articles that participants will find useful.
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Articles, podcasts and videos:
These articles and other media sources provide a good insight into the specific issues associated with international development, reconciliation and human rights in Cambodia.
Voices across 2 ages – A 6-part documentary series in which three Cambodian students meet three victims of the Khmer Rouge atrocities. Their discussions range over the topics of forgiveness, the purpose of the Khmer Rouge trials and the future of Cambodia.
Multi-cultural Iceberg (Praxisnote No.8/ 2005) – This article by Jenny Pearson provides context to working in cross-cultural environments in Cambodia. It critically reflects on development practice in light of the history of Western Intervention in Cambodia.
“Running under the surface of everything in Cambodia is the trauma of the past; a psychiatrist who refuses to be named tells of the human cost of Cambodia’s culture of silence.”