International online collaboration: giving voice to the study of diversity

Lock, Jennifer V. and Redmond, Petrea (2011) International online collaboration: giving voice to the study of diversity. One World in Dialogue, 1 (1). pp. 19-25. ISSN 1927-4378

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This paper will describe how preservice teachers, inservice teachers and teacher educators inquired into the complex topics surrounding teaching about cultural diversity and teaching in cultural diverse classrooms. An international online collaborative project was used as the vehicle to share literature, multiple perspectives and pedagogical approaches related to diversity in today’s classrooms. Outcomes of the project show that the pre-service teachers gained a rich understanding of the issues and a range of pedagogical practices which can be used in their classrooms. This online project can be easily adapted and used with students in schools to give them the lived experience of being online collaborators who can develop global relationships for the purpose of increasing their understanding of cultural diversity.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: Dr Petrea Redmond
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2012 07:19
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2014 06:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural diversity, online discussion
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20489

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