International multidisciplinary learning: An account of a collaborative effort among three higher education institutions

P.S.H. Poh, R. Soetanto, Stephen Austin, Z.A. Adamu

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    Abstract

    Requiring students to complete their course assignments in partnership and in collaboration with students from other institutions is not commonplace teaching pedagogy. Even less so when they transcend disciplines and international borders. This Paper presents a brief account of an ongoing collaborative effort between Ryerson University, Coventry University and Loughborough University to inculcate cross border communication and teamwork skills to their Built Environment undergraduate students by way of having them work collaboratively on joint project assignments. It describes its scope and organisation and summarises some circumstantial and anecdotal observations of participating students' inclination and disposition to working inter-institutionally. In an industry where cross disciplinary interactions and exchanges are the norm and where contracting parties to the project can frequently be across international divides, it is imperative that its professionals be trained in cross border teamwork skills.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference e-Learning 2014
    PublisherIADIS
    Pages389-393
    ISBN (Print)978-989870408-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventInternational Conference e-Learning 2014 - Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 15 Jul 201418 Jul 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference e-Learning 2014 - Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems
    Abbreviated titleMCCSIS 2014
    CountryPortugal
    CityLisbon
    Period15/07/1418/07/14

    Bibliographical note

    This conference paper is not available on the repository. The paper was given at the International Conference e-Learning 2014 - Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, MCCSIS 2014, Lisbon; Portugal; 15 July 2014 through 18 July 2014

    Keywords

    • Built environment
    • Collaborative learning
    • Construction management

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    Poh, P. S. H., Soetanto, R., Austin, S., & Adamu, Z. A. (2014). International multidisciplinary learning: An account of a collaborative effort among three higher education institutions. In Proceedings of the International Conference e-Learning 2014 (pp. 389-393). IADIS.