Fostering Intercultural Competence Through Art and ICT Among University Students in Spain and Finland

Josué Llull, Alfredo Palacios , Seija Ulkuniemi

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This chapter is intended to show how the use of ICT and the application of collaborative learning can enhance language acquisition in bilingual contexts. The authors want to share the conclusions of an international project conducted over three years by two European universities of education. This project focused on reflecting about the interaction between university students and cultural heritage. To do this, students were asked to create an artistic poster of any heritage element from the cities where the two universities are located. Then, they had to upload their creation to a blog and comment on other students’ work, using English as a vehicular language. Among the principal outcomes, the participants were satisfied with learning about cultural issues from a different country and with discovering new things about their own heritage. They also accepted the potential of visual art and cross-curricular work as a powerful tool to learn about culture and to practice their language skills.
Translated title of the contributionEspanjan ja Suomen yliopisto-opiskelijoiden kulttuurienvälisen osaamisen kehittäminen taiteen ja tietotekniikan avulla
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Language Learning
EditorsDara Tafazoli , M. Elena Gomez Parra, Cristina A. Huertas-Abril
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781522554646
ISBN (Print)1522554637, 9781522554639
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2018
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


  • ICT
  • cross-cultural
  • Visual Art Education
  • CLIL
  • cultural heritage
  • English language

Field of science

  • General education
  • Visual arts and design
  • Social and economic geography
  • Languages


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