Collaborative online international learning between university and primary school students: creativity in disguise in engineering

Patricia Munoz de Escalona, Muralidhar Devarajan , David Rigman

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Abstract

A Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) activity was conducted between two different primary schools in Scotland and India. The activity was supported by mechanical engineering undergraduate students from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland (host institution). The aim of the project is to provide students from university and primary schools (9-11 years old) the opportunity to develop themselves as global citizens [1], to develop their understanding and knowledge in engineering and to develop their meta-skills given the value of these attributes in navigating an ever evolving environment and society [2]. The undergraduate project ‘Design and Manufacturing of 3D printed high heel shoes: moving from STEM to STEAM’ was selected to showcase the creativity in disguise in engineering, where different webinars in the area of design, additive manufacturing and materials properties were distributed and delivered by primary schools and undergraduate students. Even at primary school level, the students were able to demonstrate their creativity and 3D print a pencil box. The Padlet digital tool was used to promote students’ engagement by exchanging knowledge and intercultural understanding [3].
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2022

Keywords

  • collaborative
  • engineering
  • international
  • learning
  • online
  • primary schools
  • university students

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