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ERIC Number: EJ1104838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1527-9316
Cross-Cultural Pedagogy: Practical Strategies for a Successful Interprofessional Study Abroad Course
Bai, Jieru; Larimer, Susan; Riner, Mary Beth
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v16 n3 p72-81 Jun 2016
This article discusses some practical strategies for designing and implementing a cross-cultural interprofessional study abroad course, including pre-departure preparation, facilitating small groups with local students, establishing a weekly theme, utilizing role-play and reflective assignments, and implementing meaningful evaluation strategies. These strategies were based on three years of experience and were found to effectively increase students' cultural competence and self-confidence, as evidenced by student evaluations and results from a focus group conducted one year after the course. Short term study abroad courses with appropriate pedagogical design are significant strategies for health profession programs in the face of growing diversity and globalization.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Nebraska (Omaha)
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