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ERIC Number: EJ1088112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
Professional Skills as Cornerstones of Liberal Education: Moving Students from Theory to Action
Nitkin, Mindell Reiss; White, Shelley K.; Shapiro, Mary
College Teaching, v64 n1 p10-18 2016
This article presents the Simmons World Challenge curriculum, an intensive, interdisciplinary program for sophomore undergraduate students that emphasizes student-directed collaborative learning and skills development. The authors present the curricular approach and assessment outcomes, and they relate this program to goals of the AAC&U's Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) Initiative. Beyond introducing students to content and sensitizing them to social challenges, the Simmons World Challenge supports students in developing transferable problem-solving, team work, and project management skills that they can apply to future academic and real-world challenges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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