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Kyoto/Chicago Inspiration Exchange

Project Summary : 

  • In this virtual exchange project, students from DePaul University and Kyoto Seika University collaborated within a studio art course titled "Character Development - Basic II". Students at each university were divided into small groups and assigned to work with a group at the partner university. The main goal was that the student groups would exchange original photos of their respective cities and then create an artwork inspired by their international partner's photographs. Students digitally exchanged their creative projects and offered feedback to their partners. This project exchange with Seika University in Kyoto, Japan was also DePaul's inaugural program in Japan for the Global Learning Experience (GLE) Program. 

Project Length : 

  • 6 Weeks

Technology Tools Used : 

  • Google + Community 
  • Google Drive 
  • D2L

Interaction Mode :

  • Asynchronous

Learning Outcomes : 

  • Students will be able to identify and describe specific forms on genres in at least two different disciplines. 
  • Students will be able to explain, in well-written prose, what a work of art is about and/or how it was produced. 
  • Students will be able to comment on the relationship between from and content in a work. 
  • Students will be able to assess the formal aspects of their subject and put those qualities into words, using, when appropriate, specialized vocabulary employed in class and readings. 
  • When appropriate, students will be able to consider the original audience that witnessed a work of art and consider how their expectations differ from our own.

Reflection Component : 

  • Students wrote a final paper reflecting on the process and final outcomes of the international student collaboration, as well as on how this experience helped them change their perception of space. 

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