Companies that need training and development services increasingly operate in more than just one country, language and culture. Succeeding in a complex, multinational, customer-tailored training project takes more than a good concept. The concept must be flexible so that changes from country to country do not endanger the content to be delivered. There can be several localised versions of the training concept under simultaneous delivery. The challenge is how to manage the concept.
The project SKILL2E aims to equip students on international work placements with intercultural competences. The model proposes a double loop learning cycle in which a shared online diary using guided questions is used for reflection. Preliminary results illustrate how this collaborative approach is conducive to the development of intercultural competences.
Crossing the intercultural borders into 3rd space culture(s): implications for teacher education in the twenty-first century
This article looks at a year-long network-based exchange between two groups of student-teachers in Spain and the USA, who were involved in various networkbased collaborative activities as part of their teaching education.
The online interaction was facilitated through diverse communicative modes such as Skype, Moodle, Voicethread and Second Life (SL). It was found that the participants’ interaction with their distanced partners varied according to the available communication modes as they constructed ‘membership’ identities in the virtual interaction. The analysis hints at the need to reconsider what ‘intercultural’ means within a ‘third space’.
En el documento se analiza el fenómeno de la economía de Internet desde lo general a lo particular. La obra está coordinada por Cilia Willem, investigadora del LMI. Bridge-IT es un proyecto de red temática financiado por la Comisión Europea a través del programa de soporte a las políticas de fomento del uso de las TIC (PSP ICT). Sus principales objetivos son la identificación, el intercambio y la aplicación de buenas prácticas dentro del ámbito de las TIC y de la diversidad cultural y la integración social del colectivo inmigrante en Europa.
talkademy heads towards innovating education - especially in the field of language learning, intercultural communication and collaboration. We want to serve learners in a way that is appropriate for today's living and working environments. We are aware that introducing a new medium does not change the productivity of education ... unless one changes the way the participating people organize themselves. Thus we want to be a prototype of a truly 21st century learning organization.
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- Fred Dervin, University of Turku, FIN
- Christine Develotte, ENS-Ifé Lyon, FR
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- Anne Fox (Djurslands Erhvervsskole, DEN, producer and co-host of
- Robert O’Dowd (University of Léon, Spain)
- Liang Wang (SOAS, University of London, England, UK)
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