My little treat

This is a photo sharing task which encourages students to reflect upon things they do in order to relax or reward themselves.

Institution reporting the task:

University of Warwick home page

Language of task instructions:

English

Target Group:

Foreign languages

Level:

Any

References and acknowledgements:

None

Type:

Comparison & analysis

Estimated Duration:

1 session

Topic:

difference/similarity

Tags:

picture

Acknowledgements:

None

Language Configurations:

Bilingual

Language(s) that the task can be used in:

Any

Dominant language production:

Writing/reading asynchronous

Target Competences:

Language competence
Intercultural skills
Online communication skills

Specific pedagogical objectives:

Development of students interest in cultural similarities and differences

Suggested Communication Tools:

Asynchronous text
Moodle-like
Other

Suggested Resources:

None

Instructions:

A forum is created on our shared platofrm and students upload a picture of &quot my little treat&quot &quot ce qui me fait plaisir&quot . They add a short caption or description. The images are then agregated in a playlist in the portal and voting is enabled in order to rank the most popular &quot treats&quot . The task is introduced in class as part of an introduction to using a forum and completed outside class. The first posting was made by a tutor. This is ultimately a co-creation task as the output is a chared playlist of images which are then discussed/voted on.

Learner Texts:

None

Document related to the task:

None

Criteria for Completion:

This task was not assessed. It was part of an icebreaker to get the two cohorts to see similarities/differences. It was very popular and student engagement and participation was good.

I included this activity in an evaluation presented at the Léon conference in February 2014. The paper will be included in a book to be published by Rob O&#39 Dowd. I am attaching a summary of the task.

Comments and suggestions:

the finished playlist can be viewed here



http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/l2ui7

Author/copyright:

Teresa MacKinnon

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