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ERIC Number: EJ1004193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Empathy 2.0 and the Wonderful World of Wiki Collaboration
Tarrant, Cindy; Godwin, Kathryn; Daniel, Stacey; Bolton, Dawn
Voices from the Middle, v20 n3 p47-51 Mar 2013
In a perfect world, diversity would abound in people's daily lives, promoting friendships across racial, ethnic, and religious lines. When that is not possible and students learn in a more segregated setting, wikis provide a tool to reach beyond the school walls, find a diverse audience, and create meaningful discourse. This article narrates an exploration of multiculturalism using a wiki that allowed two schools--one a Jewish day school and one an urban public school--to discuss experiences with intolerance, participate in literature circles, and post student work. Gee's "situated learning" justifies this collaboration as a way to make meaning through literature by putting it into social and cultural contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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