Two teachers, Mathilde Svab from IUT Cachan, France, and Carianne Garside from Tunxis Community College, CT, USA, share their experience teaching the CLICK project “Communicating in Color: Artists and Engineers". CLICK (Collaborative Learning for International Capabilities and Knowledge) is a virtual exchange program offered by Gazelle International that empowers teachers to connect their classrooms and engage student teams in cross-cultural, project-based learning using global workforce technologies.
In this CLICK project, students worked in cross-national teams and created a color-related question that they wanted to explore, ideally with an international focus. Then they designed and carried-out an experiment to answer their question.
Professors Garside and Svab created the following learning objectives for their students for the "Communicating in Color" CLICK project:
Produce a final “color project” that demonstrates how artists and engineers use color in different cultural and professional settings.
Works respectfully and equitably within a small group in order to complete a multi-step project
Demonstrates ability to help the group manage time and deadlines to produce their assignments across time zones
Online Citizenship -
Creates/contributes to empathetic and meaningful interaction by building on the cultural and linguistic diversity of on-line communication
Demonstrates a positive attitude towards cultural and linguistic diversity in on-line communication
Effective Use of Technology -
Demonstrates proficiency in 4-5 technological tools: LinkR Ed, Zoom, Whatsapp, Google Docs and possibly Prezi, in order to build a project within an international team.
Their students worked in international and interdisciplinary teams to meet the learning objectives and produce a final capstone project. It was a huge success! The students and faculty planned to visit each other this spring, but unfortunately they were unable to travel due to COVID-19.
June 23, 2020