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Ece presentation 060711 ian foster connecting experiences slide show

  1. 1. Connecting experiences - telling stories through a networked environment Ian Foster, Cristina Costa
  2. 2. Connecting experiences <ul><li>Context – “Residence abroad” </li></ul><ul><li>The project </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary outcomes </li></ul>
  3. 3. Connecting experiences <ul><li>Context – “Residence abroad” </li></ul><ul><li>UK undergraduate degrees in Modern Languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third year spent in country of language(s) studied </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects relating to RA 1997-2001 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Connecting experiences <ul><ul><li>Central paradox: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ for most language graduates… the experiential learning during a year abroad is more highly valued than the cognitive, content learning of three years in the UK university” (Coleman) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Connecting experiences <ul><li>E-portfolios: </li></ul><ul><li>Permit students to develop, demonstrate and reflect on their own learning </li></ul><ul><li>Offer a novel form of assessment and capture complex student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Allow graduates to showcase competence to potential employers </li></ul>
  6. 6. Connecting experiences <ul><li>The project </li></ul><ul><li>68 second-year students </li></ul><ul><li>7 languages </li></ul><ul><li>10 countries </li></ul><ul><li>12 months RA (4-12 month blocks) </li></ul><ul><li>8 RA tutors </li></ul>
  7. 7. Connecting experiences <ul><li>Photo stories </li></ul>
  8. 8. Connecting experiences <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional / academic development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intercultural / social knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Connecting experiences
  10. 10. Connecting experiences <ul><li>Public versus private </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital footprints and reputations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>from assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>through curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to employability? </li></ul></ul>

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