Applying Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Pedagogy in Developing Student Teachers’ Global Citizenship
Wai-Yan Sally Wan, Janet Orchard and Michael Leung
This proposal mainly presents a project idea about constructing our student teachers’ awareness and understanding of global citizenship through “real” learning experiences via the application of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) pedagogy that combines the uses of both videoconferences and online discussion with other university students from the University of Bristol (UK) and the University of Cape Town (South Africa) through participating in a global partnership scheme called Generation Global. The project uses Generation Global (https://generation.global/) as a platform for our student teachers to engage in video conferences and online discussion for discussing and sharing curricular issues through international partnerships with other university student teachers around the world. Generation Global is an exciting and innovative scheme that over the past ten years has expanded rapidly to prepare and bring together school students from over 30 different countries to engage in dialogue through video-conferencing and online discussion to give them the skills and experiences they need to navigate these differences in a peaceful way. The key inquiry question is one of proof of concept: can a model of dialogical teaching that has proved successful in the context of schooling be translated successfully to the context of teaching and learning in Higher Education (HE).