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ERIC Number: EJ1172268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Finding Moments of Meaning in Undergraduate Education: How the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Can Help
Bernstein, Jeffrey L.
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v12 n1 Article 2 2018
I argue for the value of high-impact educational practices as tools to minimize the commoditization of higher education. As a vehicle for doing so, I discuss a travel course to Washington, D.C., that which I have led. This course is a significant and meaningful learning experience for the students who participate. In reflecting upon the value of this course, I suggest that scholars of teaching and learning have a particular responsibility to resist the increasing commoditization of higher education. Instead, we must think about embedding significant and transformative elements into the curriculum. Scholars of teaching and learning must help to demonstrate, in our research and in our advocacy work, the value of this work for the learning and transformation of our students. We must work, almost as lobbyists and campaigners, to enhance the perceived value of these experiences in the higher education marketplace.
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 - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
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