Open Badges for Intercultural Competence (OBIC)

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Teamwork makes the dream work – Getting Prepped

‘Belt & Braces’ – Prepping Students for Intercultural Success

Here’s one of our Go2B working groups working hard. In the room we have Globi, Lambertus Scholen and Jan Van Brabant. On the 8th of December 2015, the working group got together to start looking at how students could be best prepared to get the most out of their intercultural exchange.

The team have been reviewing a wide range of existing intercultural resources as well as bringing in their own material to create a ‘quality’ set of preparatory resources for Teachers and Students before they go on their exchange. If you’re going to do an exchange you may as well help the Students to get the very best out of that opportunity! So that’s exactly what we’re doing.

Those resources are then going to be built into the digital badge tasks AND be available in the Times Educational Supplement resource bank so lots and lots of Teachers and Students get the benefit of all of this good Erasmus + funded work!

More updates to follow.


Go2B great!

A Motley Crew – The Go2B ‘Kick Off’ Meeting

Plotting in Westerlo

The Go2B ‘Kick-off’ Meeting took place between the 30th September – 2nd October 2015 in Westerlo, Belgium. Hosting the Go2B project team were our project partners Sint-Lambertus school.

It was a great opportunity for us all to get together in person. Video conferencing is good but nothing beats getting around a table with flip-chart paper and a handful of marker pens.

It was an intensive couple of days where we clarified our intellectual outputs (ate lovely pastries), honed our delivery timetable and started exploring our understanding of intercultural competence (a very big topic calling for even more pastries). It’s going to be a tough ask to try and define, then badge something which isn’t a clear-cut ‘obvious’ set of skills. But we’ve definitely got the right people with the right experience in the room and we’re off an doing it. Wish us luck!

As if that wasn’t enough we also started discovering more about digital badges with DigitalMe taking the partners into a whole new world of online discovery. Lots of questions asked and lots of learning done.

On we go Go2B partners!

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