Breaking down the walls

This set of tasks aimed to help the large body of students connect with each other. They encourage the discovery of similarities and open discussion of stereotypical impressions we may hold of each other.

Authors:

Teresa MacKinnon

Claude Trégoat

Simon Ensor

Tasks:

My little treat
Chain stories
Cultura Questionnaires

Institution:

University of Warwick home page

Target Group:

foreign language

Language of task instruction:

Other

Level:

Any

Topic:

Relationship building

Estimated Duration:

5 – 10 sessions

Tags:

intercultural competence
computer mediated communication
clavier

Acknowledgements:

The Cultura project

Languages that can be used:

Language Configurations:

Target Competences:

Instructions for the task sequence:

We are using these tasks during 2013-14. Our Languages@Warwick portal (built on moodle 2) has a shared portal called EWC which unites over 900 students.


The tasks involve uploading images to a moodle forum and participating in activities which use the collaborative potential of Google docs and forms.


Tasks are demonstrated in class time but most of the work takes place during the students own time. The role of the teachers is to support and encourage.

Criteria for Completion:

Comments and suggestions:

None

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