Teaching and learning in the global classroom: Strategies for designing thinking curriculum and online collaborative learning projects

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This chapter provides both theoretical underpinnings and practical examples of designing and implementing the "thinking curriculum" for the "global classroom." The authors argue that teaching and learning in the global classroom calls for (1) thinking about the curriculum at a deeper level toward (2) implementing collaborative learning projects that count for multicultural and multilingual online learning environments. They use the term "thinking curriculum" to capture the proposition that teaching and learning are always concept- and assessment-based. The authors discuss examples of two thinking tools, concept mapping and Vee diagramming, to illustrate how these tools can help teachers think and communicate about the whole curricular process in a scientific way. In the second part of the chapter, the authors offer examples of collaborative learning projects that were implemented in the global classroom. In summary, this chapter is a practical guide for teachers who wish to think about their curriculum in a scientific way and recognize the value of creating a global classroom for preparing students for their roles in the global economy.

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Promoting Global Literacy Skills through Technology-Infused Teaching and Learning

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