Participating in a Technology-Enhanced Internationalization Project to Promote Students’ Foreign Language Motivation

Tina Waldman, Efrat Harel

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The purpose of this chapter is to share a technology-enhanced international-
ization project between the largest teacher training college in Tel Aviv, Is-
rael, and a university in the New York City metropolitan area. The experi-
ence was designed around a project-based learning task approach (PBLT) in
which student teachers from both institutions compared and contrasted the
challenges and experiences of minority students in both educational contexts.
Finally, they constructed an electronic poster presenting their findings. The
objective of the Israeli research team was to provide an authentic language
experience in English using telecollaboration with members of the target
language culture in the United States. The project was designed mainly to
promote the student teachers’ motivation to use English as a foreign lan-
guage with their international partners, as well as to elicit student teachers’ reflection on education as a means to social justice in a global context.
Although data were collected by both the American and the Israeli teams,
this chapter reports research carried out on the Israeli students only.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPromoting Global Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education
Subtitle of host publicationSuccesses and Challenges Within Local and International Contexts
EditorsDavid Schwarzer, Beatrice Bridglall
Place of PublicationLanham, Maryland
PublisherLexington Books
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781498504362
ISBN (Print)9781498504355
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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