Collaborative Learning in the Global Classroom: Critical friends on the Global Arena: Collaborative doctoral seminars
||Elisabeth Carlson, Ewa Idvall and Marie Stenberg
||Angela Chan and Enid Kwong, School of Nursing at Hong Kong Polytechnic University
||Malmö University and School of Nursing Hong Kong Polytechnic University
||2013-12-01 -- 2016-12-31
||Faculty of Health and Society, The Department of Care Science
This project is a joint collaboration between the Institute of Care Science at Malmö University and the School of Nursing at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. "Internationalisation at Home" is a concept that allows students to participate in the international exchange without leaving their home universities. Given the logistic and financial constraints, not all students in higher education will be able to travel overseas for their international and intercultural experiences. Therefore, the project will focus web-based educational activities, that is peer learning and critical friends seminars, to enhance undergraduate and doctoral students' experience of internationalisation, understanding of nursing and nursing research in a cultural context, and to develop reflection and critical thinking skills. Thus, the project is educational to its nature, and the research questions need to focus the intended outcomes. For the doctoral part of the project some of these questions are:
- What will be some of the implications from internationalization at home that can enhance the traditional overseas student exchange program?
- How can 'critical friends' help doctoral students to develop and better cope with their doctoral studies through:
i)International exchange /exposure for communicating or transferring knowledge of their research to different contexts
ii) Critical thinking that challenges assumptions of conducting research in a different country or context
iii) Interactive communications in English.