Game changer: encouraging cross-cultural collaboration through fun interactive, interpretive experience in the Discovery Forest, Kenora, Ontario
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This research was undertaken as part of the Common Ground Research Forum (CGRF) in Kenora, Ontario. The CGRF was established to better understand collaboration in the context of cross-cultural relationships. The purpose of this research was to design a prototype of a fun, interactive interpretive experience that has the potential to build cross-cultural relationships among youth. The study employed a qualitative approach by utilising a combination of semi-structured individual and group interviews with Kenora residents and analysis of existing online platforms. Utilizing the data collected during the two fieldwork phases a prototype for the Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre (LWDC) was designed. Feedback from participants suggested that the prototype would be a good tool for improving cross-cultural relationships among Kenora youth in the long term. The prototype was submitted to the LWDC for implementation in collaboration with local high-schools.