Capitalising on learners’ cultural differences
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The Cloudworks Team
17 April 2008
The Learning@Europe project brought together school students from several European countries to learn about European history and culture.
Each class was paired with a class from another country to form a team, and this was given the goal of winning learning games and exercises against a second team formed of classes from another two countries; so it would be, for example, Italy and Spain against France and Poland.
Socialising and working collaboratively within their teams built trust amongst students and made them aware of commonalities; in the online learning environment, their nationality was not immediately apparent.
See pp. 18-20, ‘Taking into account several cultural differences’. [Franca Garzotto, Caterina Poggi]