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Border crossing networks : virtual makes it real

Border crossing networks : virtual makes it real

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dc.contributor.author Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska, Agnieszka [SAP14000395] pl
dc.contributor.author Lundberg, Anita pl
dc.contributor.author Enhörning Singhateh, Anna pl
dc.contributor.editor Fan, Si pl
dc.contributor.editor Lê, Thao pl
dc.contributor.editor Lê, Quynh pl
dc.contributor.editor Yue, Yun pl
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-06T13:39:56Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-06T13:39:56Z
dc.date.issued 2012 pl
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-646-58268-9 pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/2874
dc.language eng pl
dc.title Border crossing networks : virtual makes it real pl
dc.type BookSection pl
dc.pubinfo Launceston : Australian Multicultural Interaction Institute pl
dc.description.physical 81-94 pl
dc.description.additional Konferencja miała miejsce w mieście Phuket w Tajlandii, 16–18 maja 2012 roku. pl
dc.identifier.weblink http://www.auamii.com/conference%20proceeding%20book%20A%20&%20B/A_AMII_conference_proceeding_book.pdf pl
dc.abstract.en Informed by new interdisciplinary network theories and phenomenology this paper set out to undertake a preliminary study of the use of blogs as a tool for intercultural interaction and reflection for students on an international exchange program. The process of analysing blogs lead, however, to a deeper questioning of the premises underlying the “Border Crossings’ exchange program. This, in turn, required analysing the very processes involved in the production of this paper, which is itself a product of ‘interdisciplinary research in a changing and challenging world.” The international exchange program ‘Border Crossings: People and Places’ is a joint mobility project between four European and four Australian universities (one of which has an offshore campus in Singapore). The program aims to enhance understanding of the issues surrounding global migration which affect Europe and Australia within their wider geo-cultural contexts, including Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The Border Crossings theme addresses cross-cultural communication, international relations, languages, development studies, history, politics, law and humanities. Its primary objective is to encourage innovative curricula, academic cooperation and student mobility through a network of exchanges involving 64 students who crisscross the world to spend a semester at a partner institution and 40 faculty staff who undertake two week exchanges. As part of its innovative intent, a blog site was created for students to interact online. Thus, the students are linked in a web of relations that span across eight universities and five countries over four semesters between 2011 and 2013. In weekly posts students reflect upon experiences of space, place, movement, transition and culture – as well as subject themes of the project. The blog site is thus a space in which to articulate the everyday experiences of global education, even as it is simultaneously involved in creating the networks that constitute global education. Through blogging, the Border Crossings mobility program offers more than the movement of bodies between institutions in Euclidean space; it is also crossing (out) borders between reality and virtuality – creating a new geographic imaginary of networked, relational, space. pl
dc.subject.en interdisciplinary pl
dc.subject.en network theories pl
dc.subject.en international student exchange pl
dc.subject.en space and place pl
dc.subject.en phenomenology pl
dc.subject.en relationality pl
dc.subject.en blogs pl
dc.subject.en geographic imaginary pl
dc.description.points 3,3 pl
dc.description.conftype international pl
dc.title.container International Conference Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World : conference proceedings (A) pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.date.accession 2015-01-29 pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych : Instytut Amerykanistyki i Studiów Polonijnych pl
dc.subtype ConferenceProceedings pl


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