Moderating Intercultural Collaboration and Language Learning (MICaLL)

The aims of the project are to promote the development of education for and dissemination of knowledge on teacher competencies involved in designing and managing language learning arrangements for distributed learners (network-based language teaching).

To this end models, guidelines and project-materials are being developed to support teacher education organisations and affiliate schools to provide student teachers and in-service teachers with opportunities to develop competencies relevant for moderating collaborative language learning projects through second-generation technological tools (wiki, weblogs, webquests, audio and video P2P technology). These materials are meant to contribute to making the Teacher Education curriculum more competence based by offering opportunities for practical experiences in network-based (language) learning and the actual use of web platforms through workplace related experiences and reflections. At the same time this approach also offers opportunities for integration of technology training into educational training. llengües.

Project

From:
September 1, 2004
To:
September 1, 2007
Sponsor:
European Union, Programa Socrates-Comenius, Projecte 118762-CP-1-2004-1-NL-Comenius-C2.1
Budget:
397.287 €
Budget for Barcelona:
297.965 €
Research leader:
Dr Melinda Ann Dooly Owenby
Research leader at Barcelona:
Dolors Masats Viladoms
Participating universities:
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Es), Hogeschool van Utrecht (Nl), St. Gregorius College (Nl), Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg (De), Grund- und Hauptschule mit Werkrealschule Neckargemünd (DE), Pädagogische Akademie des Bundes in Wien (At), Kooperative Mittelschule (At), Pedagogická fakulta, Universita J. E. Purkyne (Cz), Gymnazium, Stavbaru 5 (Cz), Základni škola Ústi nad Labem (Cz), CEIP Josep Obiols (Es), CEIP Emili Carles Tolrà (Es), Université Technologie et Sciences de l'Homme (Fr)
Research team:
Beatriz Caballero de Rodas González, Dolors Masats Viladoms

Publications resulting from this project:

  • Dooly, M. & Quintana, L. (2006) Incorporació de noves tecnologies a l'escriptura de llengües estrangeres: un estudi de cas en un projecte europeu. Articles de Didàctica de la Llengua i de la Literatura (Publicaciones Graò). Volum d'abril-juny.
  • Dooly, M. & Sadler, R. (2005) Computers as Toolkits: Language E-learning through International Collaboration. Theory and Practice in English Studies, Vol. 3. Masaryk University Publications: Brno, pp. 189-196.
  • Dooly, M. (2005) The Internet and Language Teaching: A Sure Way to Interculturality? ESL Magazine 2005: 44, 8-12. ISSN: 1098-6553.
  • Dooly, M. (2005) Working with an educational portal: a first-timer's experience. TESOL-Spain Newsletter, Vol. 29, January 2005, pp.18-19.
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