Saturday, April 25, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: PEOPLE: International, multicultural college MOOC in Kitely: Jews/Arabs/secular/religious students work together in classes

International, multicultural college MOOC in Kitely: 
Jews/Arabs/secular/religious students work together in classes 

Colleges can go international and multicultural  You can't move those old brick buildings, of course.  You can move those young students.  You can let them work together.  They just need digital skills.  And they need those skills anyway.

The course

  • 14-week course now in its second year 
  • taken by more than 1200 students 
  • from 7 different colleges 
  • in 3 different languages (English, Hebrew and Arabic)
  • new experience – an academic course where you don’t just learn about multiculturalism but you experience it! 
  • Led by Dr. Elaine Hoter from Talpiot College, Holon Israel 
  • A joint project between 7 teaching colleges in Israel
  • Kitely’s private worlds help students learn empathy



  • Empathy 
  • Collaborative learning
  • Small multicultural groups of 6 students
  • Students experience advanced pedagogy 
  • As future educators they can incorporate this into their own teaching
  • All the 21st century skills
  • Collaboration, critical thinking, communication, creativity, cultural awareness
  • And working online.  (A critical 21st century skill set)  
  • Experiential learning

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