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International multidisciplinary learning: an account of a collaborative effort among three higher education institutions

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posted on 19.12.2014, 11:33 by Paul Poh, Robby Soetanto, Stephen Austin, Zulfikar Adamu
Requiring students to complete their course assignments in partnership and in collaboration with students from other institutions is not commonplace teaching pedagogy. Even less so when they transcend disciplines and international borders. This Paper presents a brief account of an ongoing collaborative effort between Ryerson University, Coventry University and Loughborough University to inculcate cross border communication and teamwork skills to their Built Environment undergraduate students by way of having them work collaboratively on joint project assignments. It describes its scope and organisation and summarises some circumstantial and anecdotal observations of participating students’ inclination and disposition to working inter-institutionally. In an industry where cross disciplinary interactions and exchanges are the norm and where contracting parties to the project can frequently be across international divides, it is imperative that its professionals be trained in cross border teamwork skills.

Funding

The financial support from HP Catalyst initiative in the previous project and Higher Education Academy in the current followed-on project is gratefully acknowledged.

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

The 8th International Conference on e-Learning

Pages

1 - 6 (6)

Citation

POH, P. ... et al., 2014. International multidisciplinary learning: an account of a collaborative effort among three higher education institutions. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on e-Learning, Lisbon, Portugal, 15-18 July 2014, 6pp.

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

Notes

Presented at the 8th International Conference on e-Learning 2014 http://elearning-conf.org/oldconferences/2014/

Language

en

Location

Lisbon, Portugal

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