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ERIC Number: ED557336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-989-8533-30-2
Digital Storytelling across Cultures: Connecting Chinese & Australian Schools
Pegrum, Mark; Oakley, Grace; Lim, Cher Ping; Xiong, Xi Bei; Yan, Hanbing
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conferences on Education Technologies (ICEduTech) and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) (New Tapei City, Taiwan, Dec 10-12, 2014)
This paper reflects on a 2013-2014 Australia-China Council project in which school students in Australia and China produced and shared digital stories about their everyday lives and local cultures, with students being invited to give feedback on the language and content of the stories produced by their overseas peers. The main lessons learned during the project involved the need to seek common ground between the expectations of the Chinese and Australian partners. These pertained to five main categories: motivation, educational culture, organisation, technology, and pedagogy. Despite the challenges, students engaged in some valuable language and cultural learning, teachers developed some insights into the learning possibilities at the intersection of pedagogy and technology, and the researchers are beginning to develop a list of key recommendations to consider when setting up such cross-cultural, technology-supported projects. [This research was funded by a grant from the Australian Government Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trades, Australia China Council (ACC). For the complete proceedings, see ED557181.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia-China Council (ACC)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; China
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A