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PSY 333 Child Psychology with GLE

​​​​​​​​Project Summary: 

  • The GLE project in this course involved a group research project that was carried out through group discussions, group homework, and a group presentation. DePaul students were partnered with psychology students at the Nottingham Trent University in groups. The interactions between students in two countries took place in mostly asynchronized discussions. 

    Each GLE group conducted a cross-cultural research project, which made students rely on their cultural partners to collect data in the opposite culture for cross-cultural comparisons. The ultimate goal of this research collaboration was to make students appreciate global interconnectedness and to learn from their cultural partners.​

Project Length: 

  • Seven​ Weeks

Technology Tools Used: 

  • WhatsApp 
  • Google docs
  • VoiceThread

Interaction Mode: 

  • Asynchronous

Learning Outcomes:​

  • Students learned to review the body of literature on the topic. 
  • Students gained hands on experiences with conducting a research project. 
  • Students analyzed cultural influences child development by examining what happened on the topic in the partner country. 
  • Students excised communication skills and writing skills.
Faculty Feedback:

"Although the 6 hour time difference posed some challenges, overall students’ communication via WhatsApp and their collaboration on the homework assignments in Google Docs were smooth. There was active engagement in the GLE collaboration from both sides​ ​"  

~ Dr. Yan Li

"Responsiveness of both faculty is a key to success. We both respond to each other’s emails and requests promptly. Each of us is open to, respect and understand each other’s and institution’s needs and limitations, proactively working out solutions together in a timely manner. ​"

~ Lai-Sang l​ao

Picture of Yan Li

Yan Li

Institution: DePaul University
Discipline: Psychology
Course name: Child Psychology

Lai-Sang Iao

Institution: Nottingham Trent University 
Discipline: Psychology
Course name: Social and Cognitive Development in Children


Partner Institutions

DePaul University
Chicago, IL, United States

Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham, United Kingdom


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