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SUCCESSFUL E-LEARNING: INTERCULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN GPE’S GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING PROJECT

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DOI: 10.34916/el.2019.11.15

Mariusz Marczak Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland)

Abstract: This paper presents the learning outcomes of the Global Understanding (GU) project, run and coordinated by the Global Partners in Education (GPE), an organisation established to create educational and research opportunities for member institutions. The GU project involves the use of telecollaboration as a means of developing students’ intercultural (IC) competence. The author discusses the learning outcomes of the GU project, as evidenced by survey-based data collected from the participants with regard to cognitive, behavioural and attitudinal components of intercultural intelligence and IC intelligence.

Keywords: e-learning, telecollaboration, intercultural competence, Global Understanding, learning outcomes

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