This task allows the telecollaborative partners to draw on peer to peer internactions on themes and topics that are current or recent global news in the areas of geography, Natural disasters, Energy Power and Disaster management, by making them a subject of intercultural comparisons. The project will require student reflection on the similarities and differences between views of topics from differing national cultural perspectives.
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Comparison & analysis
Geography, Natural Disaster, Engery & Power & Disaster Management
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Specific pedagogical objectives:
|Development of students interest in cultural similarities and differences|
|Development of students understanding of the role of different contexts|
|Creation of a friendly, non-threatening atmosphere in the groups|
Suggested Communication Tools:
The Coventry University students will be expected to create a reflective portfolio in which they are required to evidence engagement over the Semester (Oct 2013 – Jan 2014) with peers in the collaboration on virtual communications and exchanges on disipline specific and culturally relevant topics such as views of migration, climate change, sustainable energy sources or gender relationships to name a few.
The students will also need to reflect on their cultural background /views and that of their collaborative partners. Detailing their view of how the telecollaboration has impacted their learning. They are required to consider why there may be differences and why this is important to acknowledge this in the world of work.
The collaboration is flexible on how the student converse virtually but are happy to consider social media or a more formal platform such as moodle discussion forums.
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Criteria for Completion:
The participants in the telecollaboration may have differing assessments and outcomes the criteria for engagement and completion is focused around the students having the ability to interacte with Coventry University students on global topics that may be viewed differently dependant on your cultural and personal views.
The key driver is the student to student interactions to develop the overall learning experience and provide the students with a more internationally focused view that will develop their intercultural awareness
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