Tele-collaboration as Inquiry-based learning for enhancing Intercultural communications skills of Japanese students
This study explores the ways to enhance the intercultural communication skills of the college-level students in Japan by redesigning traditional online language exchanges (known as tele-collaboration) and incorporating the inquiry-based leaning methods.
As part of this study, I will create several pilot courses at the Center for Education in Global Communication (CEGLOC) of the University of Tsukuba in which students will systematically interact with peers on-campus and and foreign partner-universities via video-conferencing applications and conduct joint inquire-based projects aimed at better understanding each other’s culture and norms of communication.
By collecting the feedback from learners, I will then evaluate the impact of these interactions on the development of intercultural communication skills.
For more information, please read Complete project proposal document.