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ERIC Number: EJ844843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5930
Developing a Global Mindset through Short-Term Study Abroad: A Group Discussion Approach
DeLoach, Stephen; Saliba, Leila; Smith, Victoria; Tiemann, Thomas
Journal of Teaching in International Business, v15 n1 p37-59 2003
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a practical, effective method of teaching short-term study abroad courses to increase students' global awareness and lay the foundation for the development of a sophisticated global mindset in future managers. The global mindsets discussed in the literature coincide with the levels of cognitive complexity found in the critical thinking literature. Building on these traditions, we construct an approach based on facilitated, group discussion. One major advantage of this technique is that, because it is done in a group setting, it is less time-consuming for faculty than other ways of providing feedback to students during study abroad courses. Given that short-term study abroad courses have become a popular way to internationalize business school curricula, this approach offers a way to maximize the impact of these experiences. (Contains 2 figures, 3 tables, and 19 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A