ERIC Number: EJ1077358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Integrating Global Learning into a Psychology Course Using an Online Platform
Forden, Carie L.; Carrillo, Amy M.
Psychology Learning and Teaching, v13 n3 p270-278 Sep 2014
There is a demand for the integration of global learning/diversity across the curriculum. A series of cross-cultural assignments was created to facilitate global learning in two social psychology classes, one in Egypt, and one in the USA. In these assignments, students collected data and applied course concepts to real-life problems, then discussed their work on a Facebook page. A survey at the end of the semester found that students reported a greater appreciation for diversity, a decline in prejudice, and a new recognition of cultural similarities. Students also felt that their cross-cultural collaboration had helped them better understand and think more deeply about course concepts. Considerations for using online platforms as a global learning tool are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Global Education, Cross Cultural Training, Assignments, Social Psychology, Data Collection, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Attribution Theory, Course Evaluation, Educational Benefits, Cultural Awareness, Statistical Analysis, Social Media
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Egypt (Cairo); Pennsylvania