Integrating Study Abroad into the Curriculum: Theory and Practice Across the Disciplines by Stylus Publishing (Hardback, 2010)
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- DescriptionThis title deals with higher education: study abroad. With the increased interest in study abroad from government, educators, employers and students, the question is: is study abroad engendering the desired intercultural competencies and intellectual development? To achieve this goal, this book proposes two strategies: structure study abroad to bridge the separation of academic learning from experiential and intercultural learning; and integrate study abroad with the undergraduate curriculum. In proposing this integration, the editors take into account the need for institutional change, and recognize faculty members' concerns about maintaining the integrity of the curriculum, teaching in areas outside their expertise, and keeping up with ever-evolving institutional missions. This book opens with two chapters presenting different theoretical perspectives relevant to the integration of study abroad into the curriculum. The following nine chapters provide examples from a variety of disciplines and within such contexts as distance learning, service learning, and the senior thesis. The concluding chapter considers faculty development activities and institutional structures and policies that support curriculum integration While the examples are drawn from Beloit College and Kalamazoo College - liberal arts colleges with substantial study abroad enrolments, and nationally recognized for their invative practices - readers will recognize they are easily adaptable to their own institutions. The two colleges achieved their curricular invations with limited financial resources, and in the context that most of their students are dependent on financial aid. The transformational ideas and practices described here provide material for reflection and campus conversations for anyone concerned with developing global citizens and well-educated students, and offer a blueprint for implementation.
- Author BiographyElizabeth Brewer is Director, International Education, at Beloit College. Kiran Cunningham is Professor of Anthropology at Kalamazoo College.
- PublisherStylus Publishing
- Date of Publication15/06/2010
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationSterling, VA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStylus Publishing
- Content NoteIllustrations, maps
- Weight458 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byElizabeth Brewer,Kiran Cunningham
- Foreword byMadeleine F. Green
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