ERIC Number: ED557295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
International Multidisciplinary Learning: An Account of a Collaborative Effort among Three Higher Education Institutions
Poh, Paul S. H.; Soetanto, Robby; Austin, Stephen; Adamu, Zulkifar A.
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conference e-Learning 2014. Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (Lisbon, Portugal, Jul 15-19, 2014)
Requiring students to complete their course assignments in partnership and in collaboration with students from other institutions is not commonplace teaching pedagogy. Even less so when they transcend disciplines and international borders. This paper presents a brief account of an ongoing collaborative effort between Ryerson University, Coventry University and Loughborough University to inculcate cross border communication and teamwork skills to their Built Environment undergraduate students by way of having them work collaboratively on joint project assignments. It describes its scope and organisation and summarises some circumstantial and anecdotal observations of participating students' inclination and disposition to working inter-institutionally. In an industry where cross disciplinary interactions and exchanges are the norm and where contracting parties to the project can frequently be across international divides, it is imperative that its professionals be trained in cross border teamwork skills. [For the complete proceedings, see ED557189.]
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Cooperative Learning, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Teamwork, International Educational Exchange, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Observation, Time Perspective, Geographic Location, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preferences, Individual Characteristics, Interaction, Recognition (Achievement), Social Justice, Group Dynamics, Student Projects, Foreign Countries
International Association for the Development of the Information Society. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.iadisportal.org
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE); Hewlett-Packard Co. Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United Kingdom