Cross-cultural blended teaching and learning: Fostering critical thinking and collaborative learning

Liping Deng, Kelly Y L Ku, Sandy S C Li , Xiaofei Gu, Yang Hsueh Chen, Nannette Commander , Peggy Gallagher

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In this project, we collaborated with Georgia State University in the United States and National University of Tainan in Taiwan in designing and conducting blended courses that connected HKBU students with students from other regions. The students were put in culturally diverse groups and had online discussions on course-related topics. The collaboration has spanned a whole academic year and involved more than 180 students in the cross-cultural communication. The results show that the cross-cultural blended learning experience contributed to the development of critical thinking and cross-cultural understanding.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies on Teaching and Learning
EditorsAtara Sivan, Tushar Chaudhuri, Siu Yin Cheung, Eva Y. W. Wong, Theresa Kwong, Lisa Law
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherPearson Education Asia
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789882432581
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

User-Defined Keywords

  • Blended learning
  • Cross-cultural collaboration
  • Online discussion


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