Title: Towards dialogical learning in the web intercultural encounter as a challenge for technology and pedagogy

Authors: Esko Kahkonen, Pasi Silander, Petri Gerdt

Addresses: University of Joensuu, PO Box 111, FIN 80100 Joensuu, Finland. ' University of Joensuu, PO Box 111, FIN 80100 Joensuu, Finland. ' University of Joensuu, PO Box 111, FIN 80100 Joensuu, Finland

Abstract: Globalisation contributes to intercultural exchange and interaction in various ways, but as experienced by events in world politics, great efforts have to be made to uplift intercultural encounter. A draft and a framework for an intercultural web-based learning environment are presented in this paper, with a pedagogical and communicative background. The dialogical learning forum would contribute to community building where common ethics and values are formed, based on individual judgement over ideals. Approaches, tools and technologies suitable for implementing intercultural learning in the internet are discussed in the paper.

Keywords: intercultural dialogue; collaboration; community building; adaptive process guiding; web-based learning; internet.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2004.004572

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2004 Vol.14 No.1/2, pp.32 - 45

Published online: 13 May 2004 *

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