Experiential Learning for Students to acquire a sense of International Collaboration
Makoto Kageto, Shinichi Sato, Gary Kirkpatrick, Nihon Fukushi University, Japan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
We should consider authentic settings for students which provoke collaboration in the internet era. We have been hosting an International Collaborative Project (ICP) for over one decade. After reviewing our experiences, we found that if the students could experiment collaboratively with other students from abroad based on constructivist theories, such as ICP, they can come to know how to develop a more meaningful understanding of their development. This event provides a concrete task, such as making an English presentation for students, while at the same time letting them experience the overcoming of conflict caused by differences in English communication levels and cultural issues. In this report, while showing concrete examples of students activities, we would like to further clarify the role model of experiential learning, which indicates one way to expand educational reforms in South East Asian schools and universities. We also focused on ICT education which enhances the quality of global communication through the interactions among students from different cultures.
Kageto, M., Sato, S. & Kirkpatrick, G. (2011). Experiential Learning for Students to acquire a sense of International Collaboration. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2209-2214). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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