The Tricks of the Trade: How to Organize and Manage a Linked Course between 4 Colleges
Abstract: This poster presentation shows the dynamics and interactions of a model designed to engage students from different cultures in an ongoing dialog to improve their level of proficiency in English and their understanding of another community they would not otherwise have the possibility to meet. The model allows for diverse communities to study issues of importance to all the communities and includes tips and pointers on how to organize and manage such courses. In the model, one subject is well known and studied by one group of participants and another is basic to the other group. The study was carried out between four classes of deaf students attending three universities in the US and one class of hearing student-teachers in Tel Aviv, Israel. The common themes treated in the course were the Holocaust and the Deaf community.