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Rhodes Palace - Rhodes, Greece
Saturday, September 27, 2008

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  • Promoting Peace via Cross-Cultural Online Projects in the Language Classroom

    1. 1. Promoting Peace via Cross-Cultural Online Projects in the Language Classroom by Buthaina Al-Othman Language Center, Kuwait University Guest Speakers: Vance Stevens (UAE), Nellie Deutsch (Israel), and Doris Molero (Venezuela) 9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece WOMEN AND CULTURE IN THEIR COMMON CULTURAL COURCE OF EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN Rhodes Palace - Rhodes, Greece Saturday, September 27, 2008 Women without Frontiers International Conference
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Background Information (WwF 2004 – 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>What is Peace </li></ul><ul><li>Major obstacles preventing peace in our </li></ul><ul><li>societies </li></ul><ul><li>Possible solutions to promote peace in our </li></ul><ul><li>different cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Guest speakers, Vance Stevens (UAE), Doris </li></ul><ul><li>Molero (Venezuela), and Nellie Deutsch (Israel) </li></ul><ul><li>talk about their collaborative online </li></ul><ul><li>projects for EFL/ESL teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestions & Recommendations </li></ul>9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece
    3. 3. Background Information (2004 – 2008) Women without Frontiers Peace Meeting - July 2004 9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece
    4. 4. Background Information (2004 – 2008) <ul><ul><li>Successful peace initiatives </li></ul></ul>9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece
    5. 5. Background Information (2004 – 2008) <ul><ul><ul><li>WwF Yahoo!G </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Participation: </li></ul><ul><li>10 members! </li></ul><ul><li>Activity:108 </li></ul><ul><li>messages! </li></ul>9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece http://tinyurl.com/528eos
    6. 6. 9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece What Is Peace?
    7. 7. <ul><li>Peace and justice </li></ul>9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece What Is Peace Justice and Peace
    8. 8. 9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece What Is Peace <ul><li>Peace means to many people the </li></ul><ul><li>highest quality of people living together </li></ul><ul><li>Tolerance, acceptance, understanding, </li></ul><ul><li>respect, dialogue are some of the values </li></ul><ul><li>peace includes </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Cultural differences </li></ul><ul><li>Misunderstanding </li></ul><ul><li>Miscommunication </li></ul>9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece Major Obstacles Preventing Peace
    10. 10. Possible Solutions to Promote Peace (1) <ul><li>Spread awareness about the benefits of </li></ul><ul><li>peace for children and adults in our societies </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight existing issues of discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>against gender, origin, beliefs, religion, and color </li></ul><ul><li>in our cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Join global and regional online peace promoting </li></ul><ul><li>networks, like iPeace, Peace One Day, and </li></ul><ul><li>mepeace.com to share peace, and make a difference </li></ul>9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece
    11. 11. Global & Regional Peace Networks Online 9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece <ul><li>iPeace </li></ul><ul><li>Peace One Day </li></ul><ul><li>Mepeace.org </li></ul>
    12. 12. Possible Solutions to Promote Peace (2) <ul><li>CONNECT with your colleagues around the world through joining professional communities of practice / and social learning networks online for learning, together, and for better understanding of our cultures </li></ul>9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece
    13. 13. Examples of EFL/ESL Global Professional Communities Online 9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece WEBHEADS COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE ONLINE http://tinyurl.com/26afzh
    14. 14. <ul><li>Vance Stevens </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturer in Computing at </li></ul><ul><li>the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE </li></ul><ul><li>CALL Coordinator and eLearning – IT/CMC </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>More about Vance is at: http://www.vancestevens.com/vance.htm </li></ul>9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece WEBHEADS COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE ONLINE
    15. 15. Possible Solutions to Promote Peace (3) <ul><li>CONNECT our classes (students and teachers) through collaborative educational cross-cultural projects online to learn more about our different cultures </li></ul>9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece
    16. 16. Global Cross-Cultural EFL Projects: Kuwait University Students Online Presentations 9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece http://tinyurl.com/3s5vyd
    17. 17. Global Cross-Cultural EFL Projects: Kuwaiti & Argentinean Students Talk about Cultural Differences 9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece http://tinyurl.com/3dbydu
    18. 18. 9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece Cultural Topics: Religion, Clothes, Greetings, Places, Music, Social Freedom
    19. 19. Global Cross-Cultural AFL Projects: Bringing Arabic Language to Oberlin Live & Online USA, Kuwait, KSA 9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece http://tinyurl.com/4527eh
    20. 20. Global Cross-Cultural EFL Online Projects: Writingmatrix <ul><li>Doris Molero </li></ul><ul><li>EFL Professor at Universidad Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacin in Maracaibo Venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>Writingmatrix project at: http://writingmatrix.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Doris's EFL Center at: www.doris3meflcenter.bravehost.com </li></ul><ul><li>More about Doris at: http://tinyurl.com/46swmd </li></ul>9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece
    21. 21. Global Cross-Cultural EFL Online Projects: Connecting Online <ul><li>Nellie Deutsch </li></ul><ul><li>EFL Instructor for more than 30 years </li></ul><ul><li>She is a Canadian, currently residing in Israel </li></ul><ul><li>A researcher in Building Relationship and International Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting Online is at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://connecting-online.ning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>More about Nellie at: http://tinyurl.com/3wumyh </li></ul>9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece
    22. 22. Suggestions & Recommendations <ul><li>Create a social network online to connect members and friends of Women without Frontiers (WwF) everywhere in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Create Women without Frontiers Professional Groups to connect professionals who are interested in learning, together (e.g. Teachers & students Group, Doctors (MD.) Groups, Journalists Group, etc..) </li></ul>9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece
    23. 23. Q & A <ul><li>URLs mentioned in this presentation can be </li></ul><ul><li>found at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://buthaina-wwf-peaceconf08.wikispaces/ </li></ul><ul><li>Email to: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>9/27/2008 Al-Othman, WwF Peace Meeting 08 - Rhodes, Greece

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