Internationalizing a Corner of the Student Experience : A Case study

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Author(s)

  • Paul T. Corrigan
  • Muayyad Omran Chiad
  • Nnawuihe Fidelis Echendu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

Conference

Title5th QS Middle East and North Africa Professional Leaders in Education Conference and Exhibition (QS-MAPLE Conference)
PlaceQatar
CityDoha
Period5 - 7 May 2015

Abstract

How can a university get its students to interact with and learn from students in other cultures, without the expense of leaving their home culture? A cooperative, international literature project will be described showing how such aims can be achieved. Building on Reader Response theory, students from different countries read the same American short story and wrote personal Reader Responses to it. These personal responses were then read by students outside their country, who wrote ‘Discovery Responses’ in which they articulated the similarities and differences to their own personal responses on the same literature text. The experience brought language and culture to life for many students, engaged and motivated them, and gave them confidence in their ability to communicate with peers across borders, providing first-hand perspectives on country, culture, and people. The presenters will discuss the Reader Responses and Discovery Responses and how they managed the project.

Research Area(s)

  • American literature, reader response, discovery response, ESL

Citation Format(s)

Internationalizing a Corner of the Student Experience : A Case study. / Corrigan, Paul T.; Chiad, Muayyad Omran; Echendu, Nnawuihe Fidelis.

2015. Paper presented at 5th QS Middle East and North Africa Professional Leaders in Education Conference and Exhibition (QS-MAPLE Conference), Doha, Qatar.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)peer-review