Worum geht es im Projekt?
University of Cork meets TH Köln
This module, for the first time in WS 2015, is running as an traditional and online, collaborative and intercultural learning exchange between students at the German Department at UCC and students at the Institute for Business Economics, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Campus Gummersbach (within the class Intercultural Teamcompetence).
Working in teams of four, two Irish, two German, are asked to produce a creative artefact using online digital tools. As a team choose communication, collaborative, creative and curation tools for the project
The theme of the project is “Living in Cork, Living in Cologne/Gummersbach”. Each team is to be asked to choose one aspect of living in Cork or Cologne e.g. social life, College life etc. The topic “Future Cities” will also play a role. How a Future City would look like if you combine the best of the two cities in the chosen theme.
Each group has received an introduction to the course, its objectives and to the study of intercultural communication in their respective universities. Students will be learning to document an aspect or aspects of their lives in Cork and Cologne, to share these experiences selected with their partner or group, and to reflect about their assumptions and views with their partners. Students are encouraged to share short videos or films about Living as a Student in Cork or Cologne or to contact each by email, skype or twitter.
Welches Learning Outcome sollen die Studierenden erreichen?
Context of the course
- To develop modules “Living as a Student in Cork” and “Living as a Student in Köln”, which can be used and developed by future students from both universities;
- Enhance intercultural communication skills and knowledge with a deep focus on Cork /Köln cultures;
- Serve as a valuable part of student induction with a view to ensuring that students have developed friends before they travel (thereby reducing anxiety for some students about going abroad);
- Enhance online collaborative skills.
Students will be learning from students in a type of peer-learning way, and we will be using both traditional forms of learning (Lecturer/Professor input in the form of lecture/talk) and non-traditional, newer forms of learning through digital channels and social media.
Wer soll im Projekt mitarbeiten?
The 18 Irish students are a mix of both Business and Arts disciplines and all have studied German for between 1- 6 years and are between 19-21 years of age. The 15 German students are studying Business Engeering or Informatics and are between 21-28 years old.
Wann soll die Projektidee durchgeführt werden?
Wie wird das Projekt bewertet?