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ERIC Number: EJ1135577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Innovative Conference Curriculum: Maximizing Learning and Professionalism
Hyland, Nancy; Kranzow, Jeannine
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v6 n2 Article 14 Jul 2012
This action research study evaluated the potential of an innovative curriculum to move 73 graduate students toward professional development. The curriculum was grounded in the professional conference and utilized the motivation and expertise of conference presenters. This innovation required students to be more independent, act as a critical friend, and be a part of a professional learning community. Faculty assumed the role of faculty guide, which altered both the faculty and student course experience. Student professional development findings are discussed. Results indicate that this type of curriculum can be highly effective for a graduate course. Recommendations for future research are discussed.
Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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