to the THE IMAGE OF THE OTHER Portal
'The Image of the Other' is an example
of a collaborative project in which teachers and their pupils
use internet and this material as a starting point for the most
crucial part in a collaborating process: the dialogue in which
you exchange information, data, viewpoints, etc., on many
different subjects with colleagues and peers abroad. A foreign
language is often needed, as a medium, for international collaborative teleprojects, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning projects
(CSCL-projects) or collaborative e-learning projects, as well
as being the object for teaching and learning.
projects have run thousands of times over the past fifteen
years. The necessary educational, organisational and technological
support for the projects is organised within the European
Schools Project Association, a network organisation of hundreds
of schools and other educational institutions in many countries
of Europe and beyond.
The ‘Pupil's Pages’and the
'Teacher's Manual' offer a complete scenario for planning,
undertaking, and evaluating an international CSCL project.
The materials lead up to flexibility in the teaching and
learning process as the teachers can adjust the texts in
the material according to their students’ needs. There is
a clear progression in the material, it can be used in various
learning situations, and parts of it can be used in the
introductory sessions to cross curricular projects.