Promoting Critical Thinking in Online Intercultural Communication

Batardière, Marie-Thérèse (2015) Promoting Critical Thinking in Online Intercultural Communication. The EUROCALL Review, 23 (1). pp. 3-10.


This paper investigates the educational experience arising from the use of an online discussion forum in an undergraduate blended learning language programme; to do this, it focuses on the type of cognitive processes that learners experience during a computer-mediated collaborative task and explores the potential causal relationship between the instructional strategies and the students' cognitive activity. Findings indicate that the "teaching presence" had a significant indirect influence on the outcome of the online intercultural interactions.

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