Publication Type : Conference Proceedings
Publisher : Social Science Research Network
Source : Electronic Journal. (2021).
Url : https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3808940
Keywords : Overseas Peers, Academic Learning, Socio-cultural Learning, cCllaborative Work, Super Short-term Study Abroad Program
Campus : Bengaluru
School : School of Engineering
Department : Electronics and Communication
Year : 2021
Abstract : This study focused on collaborative project-based learning with overseas peers among university students. The primary research question was to determine the significant learning outcomes students gain through academic and non-academic exchange with overseas peers, especially in a selected super-short-term study abroad program. The survey participants were university students who took part in a collaborative program conducted between Ritsumeikan University, Japan, and the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. A post-program questionnaire was administered to gather the qualitative data. Students’ answers demonstrate that interactive learning has benefited them from fostering learning outcomes from two aspects. First, academic attainments involved skills and knowledge mainly in conducting fieldwork, using ICT tools, and presenting using the English language. Second, non-academic involvement showed that students gained knowledge in intercultural communication and sociocultural aspects through collaborative work. In conclusion, the present study states that the implementation of cooperative learning between local and international institutions can foster the exchange of academic knowledge and social interaction that benefits students from widening academic skills and exploring diverse cultural aspects.
Cite this Research Publication : B, Kanduboda, Prabath and Bhagya, Pabasarani and Dev, Rathnasekara and Dulanjali, Jayasekara and Pooja, Kenchetty, Fostering learning outcomes via super-short-term SAPs: focusing on university students’ exchange with overseas peers (March 21, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3808940 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3808940