Managing international student collaborations: An experience report

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2012
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2012 Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings
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Knowledge and experience from working in international collaborative projects prepares engineering students for their future careers in a global market. Hence this is an important element in higher education, although seldom pr ovide d in the c urr ic ulu m. O ne r e as o n f or this la c k mi g ht be uncertainty in how to manage international collaborations and to create a good learning environment for the development of skills related to international collaborations. Therefore this article describes our experiences from managing international student collaborations including theoretical underpinning for our choices when relevant. Having given the context of, and the strategies for running our tw o collaborations, we provide an analysis of our experiences. This includes observations of differences in the two collaborations, both when due to use of different strategies and when due to different contexts, as well as observations of similarities. With this in mind, we present recommendations for running international student collaborations. © 2012 IEEE.

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Experience report, International student collaboration, Open ended group project, Experience report, Global market, Higher education, International collaborations, International collaborative projects, Knowledge and experience, Learning environments, Open-Ended Group Projects, International trade, Students
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