Practical Training: Virtual Collaboration for the Common Good
Full course description
This practical will allow you to collaborate with students in Bandung, Indonesia. Each team in Maastricht will collaborate with students in Bandung, Indonesia. The team will prepare a presentation and a two page intervention or research project proposal to illustrate how work and organizational psychology can contribute to improve practice on a humanitarian topic that is judged to be societally relevant in Indonesia. To further contextualize the assignment, your team will have to identify a problem/case description situated in Indonesia and compose a PBL type problem, based on this description. In a separate document, your team will indicate how your sources help answer learners to find answers to the questions that your problem description will trigger. In an individual reflection paper you will analyse virtual collaboration in a culturally diverse team.
- experience and improve collaboration with others in a virtual setting;
- experience and reflect on cultural differences through social and academic interactions;
- learn about humanitarian work psychology;
- build psychological literacy by applying psychological science to complex societal problems like for instance corruption, poverty, gender inequality and child labour.