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ERIC Number: EJ775960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0633
New Learning and Teaching from Where You've Been: The Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates
Miller, A. T.; Fernandez, Edith
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n111 p55-62 Fall 2007
When the Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates (GIEU) at the University of Michigan, was in it's infancy, faculty and administration were looking to create a comprehensive program that would have a profound impact on the way students learned at the university and on the way faculty approached their students and taught. This was in addition to the mandate to both broaden and increase the level of "global" education at the university and to make sure that such a program drew in a far more diverse range of students and faculty than past efforts at experiential, community, or international learning. The university wanted to be sure that the program had a positive impact on the community sites that were involved and a lasting impact on campus as well, building real and recognized skills among the student and faculty participants. All of these goals demanded a rigorous assessment regime and a complex and integrated set of activities that would build and develop from each other around a set of central field experiences. The authors describe the structure and impact of faculty led intercultural field placements involving diverse groups of students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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