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ERIC Number: EJ1081021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: 26
Setting the Standard for Challenge: Teaching English in Dimen, China
Weick, Cynthia W.; Costigan, Samuel J.; Cunningham, Lindsey J.; Zeiser, Shelly R.; Camp-Bell, Jackson A.; Feliz, Michael C.; Iversen, Jennifer. M.; Kobayashi, Alison L.; Matej, Madelaine A.; Motoyasu, Colleen T.; Teague, Kathryn E.; Wong, Sarah A.
Honors in Practice, v11 p113-131 2015
Travelling from Hong Kong to Dimen, China, requires a full day. Creating and implementing an original course to teach English as a foreign language in rural China offered to some of the university's most talented undergraduates the opportunity to integrate hands-on learning with scholarship, cross-cultural understanding, and community service. At the same time, the two-year venture made use of these students' diverse academic interests while fostering individual and collective leadership, a strong work ethic, and intrinsic motivation. The caliber of the project will shape expectations for the Powell Scholars Program for years to come. The lessons learned will hopefully spur the thinking of other honors educators and serve as a model in developing new honors opportunities for service learning abroad. This article describes how the Dimen project came about within the Powell Scholars Program.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Rural Areas, Experiential Learning, Scholarship, Cultural Awareness, Cross Cultural Training, Community Services, Leadership, Honors Curriculum, Undergraduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China