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Digital Disruption in Education

Mexico City, Mexico

Is our education system doing enough to prepare students for life in the digital age? What do educators around the world need to do to help students prepare for jobs that may not have even been invented yet?

This course will examine the effects of digital disruption on education and the threats and opportunities that it will bring from the perspective of both the Australian and Mexican education systems.

The program will give participants an understanding of Mexican Culture and the Mexican Education System. The program will consider the following:

  • The challenging political and economic Mexican context (historical and educational approach).
  • The Mexican Educational Reform between 1970 and 2018 and the current educational reform of 2019: Challenges and perspectives.

To understand current and emerging issues within the education sector, participants will focus on education in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This part of the program focuses on: 

  • The strategies which are being used to overcome issues.
  • Preparing students for a technological world.

Students will take a look at education in Australia and education in Mexico and consider what educators can learn from each other by:

  • Considering differences and similarities between educational challenges in Mexico and Australia, and the ways to approach them.
  • Comparing Australian and Mexican approaches to educating students about indigenous cultures, history and traditions.

To complete the program, participants will reflect on what they have learned and develop teaching strategies that will prepare students for living in the digital age. Participants will finish the program with a presentation on their personal views on the challenges facing education and educators as a result of digital disruption.

Intended Learning Outcomes & Additional Course Information

After successfully completing this course students will gain the following skills and knowledge:

  • Understand digital disruptions impact on education globally.
  • Increase awareness on comparative differences and similarities between educational problems in Mexico and Australia
  • Employ teaching strategies that will prepare students for the digital age.
  • Understand Mexico’s historical and social challenges concerning education.


Course attendance and participation 30%
Short-Essay  20%
Team Presentation 20%
Final Presentations 30%

University & Faculty

YMCA México University is a private university operated by YMCA Mexico and is located in Mexico City. YMCA México University is part of the YMCA Coalition of Universities and has various partnerships with other universities such as Camilo José Cela University, Deusto University, Northern Kentucky University and New Mexico University.

Founded in the year 2000 and it currently has 12 bachelor programs, 7 master degree programs and 1 doctorate program and provides consulting services for a number of Mexican companies including Cruz Azul (Mexican Cement Company), PEMEX (public petroleum company), SHCP (Taxes Secretary) and SEDESOL (Social Development Secretary).


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Social and Cultural Program


Teotihuacan is an ancient Mesoamerican city located 30 miles (50 km) northeast of modern-day Mexico City. The city, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, was settled as early as 400 B.C. and became the most powerful and influential city in the region by 400 A.D. By the time the Aztecs found the city in the 1400s and named it Teotihuacan (meaning “the place where the gods were created”), the city had been abandoned for centuries. Teotihuacan’s origins, history, and culture largely remain a mystery.

Camp Camohmila, Tepoztlán

Tepoztlán is a town in the north of the state of Morelos, in central-southern Mexico. It has a population of approximately 50,000 inhabitants.

It is famous for the remains of the pyramid built on the top of the Tepozteco mountain, and also for the exotic ice creams prepared by the local people, as well as their crafts. Tepoztlán is know or it’s unique legends and traditions that are still respected by the community.

Puebla & Cholula

Puebla is a state of Mexico that has the perfect mix between history, tradition, culture, natural beauty and contemporary Mexican culture.

Puebla is most famous for the battle of Cinco de Mayo as well as it’s exquisite Mexican gastronomy. The state also home to many tourist attractions; archaeological areas such as Cholula, which is one of the most visited tourist sites in Mexico. It’s surrounded are dominated by volcanoes such as Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl.


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