Learning to Build Bridges: Promoting Skills for Complex Collaboration Across Professional and Cultural Boundaries

Sebastian Strauß, Julia Eberle, Isis Tunnigkeit, Leonie Fey vom Bovert, Marcel Schmittchen, Arlind Avdullahu, Nikol Rummel, Matthias Witti, Jan Zottmann, Birgit Wershofen, Frank Fischer, Martin R. Fischer, Anuli Ndubuisi, Jim Slotta, Elham Marzi, Marcela Borge, Tugce Aldemir, Jose Angel Soto, Carolyn Rosé

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Collaborating effectively with people with diverse professional/cultural backgrounds is a core skill in a globalized world. To prepare students, we need to understand how skills for interprofessional, and multicultural collaboration can best be (1) defined, (2) measured, (3) developed (4), and fostered. Thus, this symposium seeks to identify shared challenges and potential synergies in research on interprofessional and multicultural collaboration. So far, researchers in these two areas have been working in parallel instead of pooling expertise. We argue that bringing together expertise from these two fields can advance educational theory and inform practice on collaborative learning and problem-solving. In this symposium we bring together experts from both fields who present selected theoretical frameworks and share empirical evidence. The symposium ends with an interactive discussion, lead by a leading scholar in the field, asking the question how we can prepare students for collaboration in authentic and complex settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication15th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Collaboration Toward Educational Innovation for All: Overarching Research, Development, and Practices, CSCL 2022 - Proceedings, part of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, ISLS 2022
EditorsArmin Weinberger, Wenli Chen, Davinia Hernandez-Leo, Bodong Chen
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781737330646
StatePublished - 2022
Event15th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2022 - Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: Jun 6 2022Jun 10 2022

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
ISSN (Print)1573-4552


Conference15th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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