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ERIC Number: EJ1080700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0143
Honors in Honduras: Engaged Learning in Action
Folds-Bennett, Trisha; Twomey, Mary Pat
Honors in Practice, v9 p85-97 2013
A significant challenge in honors education is providing experiences through which students deeply engage ideas and content so that their analytical abilities and core beliefs and values are transformed. The College of Charleston Honors College aimed to stimulate critical thinking and examination of core values through a more holistic approach to education. Community-based learning, collaborative assignments, and global learning were primary components in the college's pilot program during spring 2012. The program involved an experientially-based course that included a travel component to Honduras. While there, the students executed a project plan that had been developed during the course. This article describes the program's structure and logistics, course focus and content, community and global engagement, as well as an evaluation of what worked in the program and why.
National Collegiate Honors Council. 1100 Neihardt Residence Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 540 North 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68588. Tel: 402-472-9150; Fax: 402-472-9152; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Honduras; South Carolina
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