Global Teenagers start new English Learning Circles
Sep 11 2002, Education
For the eighth time in the history of IICD’s Global Teenager project its English Learning Circles will take off.
Structured exchange of information
The overall vision of the Global Teenager project is to use new teaching methods facilitated by ICTs to promote intercultural exchange. This will lead to a better understanding and respect of differences in cultures and societies. With several years of experience, the Learning Circles have already proven to be a very powerful tool. In the ten-week structured exchange of information, students and teachers go through the process of introduction, asking information about other people and cultures, receiving information on this topic and interpreting the information from their own perspective.
The Learning Circles can be followed through the Virtual Campus website under the Global Teenager site. The topics that are discussed in the current Learning Circles can be found under ‘Classrooms’. Although guest visitors are not allowed to enter comments, they are able to view the information exchange by accessing the circles through the ‘guest’ button.
To expand this concept to parts of the world that do not speak English, the Global Teenager project decided to start French Learning Circles in October. More information on the French circles will follow soon and can be found at: Website Mali NTIC.
Website IICD/Global Teenager Project