Suddenly, a Wild Collaboration Opportunity Appears!

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Monday 8 May

TRACK 1:
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

R O U N D T A B L E
Suddenly, a Wild Collaboration Opportunity Appears!“,
Ms. Marianna Leikomaa, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Mr. Petri Tuohimäki, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Place: Room B6-29
Time: 15.00 – 16.30
Description: International collaboration between students does not always have to be a long and fully detailed operation. Sometimes ad hoc solutions work well and quickly!  Two English teachers from TAMK and an English teacher from Hungary got their students working together within a single study period. The students in both schools were grouped together, given a task, and instructed to get in touch with their foreign counterparts independently using e-mail and Skype. The students broke down their tasks in an on-line session which they also recorded and shared with their teachers.  The whole process from the initial idea to the final videos submitted by the students took about 2,5 months. In addition to speaking in English, the students also learned about the working culture in the other country as well as how to conduct a live on-line session with people they did not know beforehand.