Journal of Student Engagement: Education Matters


Students in the 21st Century are living in an increasingly globalised and multicultural society. In order to interact productively in society, it is essential for students to develop an understanding of, and respect for, cultures different from their own. This paper will examine how web 2.0 technologies and children’s literature can be used as tools to promote intercultural understandings in the classroom. The author will provide specific examples and applications of these resources within the Australian primary school context, which encourage meaningful discussion and critical thinking. The article will conclude with exploring the conjunction of web 2.0 technologies and children’s literature, for learning that travels across the globe.