Reflective practice around cultural difference through virtual collaboration

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.

Working with parallel texts

Students read books and watch films from the cultures involved in the project (parallel texts), which deal with similar topics, such as growing up, ethnicity or conflicts between the generations. Parallel texts deal with the same topic, but are in different languages. The parallel reading/viewing of texts facilitates the exchange of views and opinions of the international student teams.