Intercultural connectivism

Ann Hill Duin, Joseph Moses

Abstract


We introduce the term intercultural connectivism as a means of reframing the conversation about the function of cultural dimensions such as individualism and collectivism in pedagogy. Intercultural denotes different cultures and social groups, and connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections. We explore how the application of connectivism and networked learning might be used to foster intercultural connectivism, and introduce the pedagogical use of Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) as a potential means for increasing its utility. By so doing, we shift focus away from building learning environments that accommodate different cultural values toward building those in which participants create and share knowledge in ways that make their cultural values regarding knowledge, information, and learning as transparent as possible.

Keywords


intercultural networked learning

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