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ERIC Number: EJ891451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4568
The Georgetown University Consortium Project: A Report at the Halfway Mark
Vande Berg, Michael J.; Balkcum, Al; Scheid, Mark; Whalen, Brian J.
Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, v10 p101-116 Fall 2004
In this article, the authors describe the Georgetown University Consortium Project (GCP), a three-year assessment study designed to document the learning abroad of students from Georgetown University, The University of Minnesota, Rice University, and Dickinson College. Funded by two Department of Education Title VI grants, this ongoing three-year study seeks evidence of student learning at fifty programs abroad, many of them organized by the four consortial institutions, and others by study abroad providers, including programs operated by the Council on International Education, the International Institute for the Education of Students, and the American University Center of Provence. The study seeks evidence of student learning from, and across, three learning domains: oral second-language acquisition, gains in intercultural sensitivity, and learning within four broad disciplinary contexts. The study, through its development of an interview guide that asks returned students to respond to three hypothetical scenarios, also seeks to provide evidence of learning, beyond oral language acquisition and gains in intercultural sensitivity, that will appeal to faculty from three broad disciplinary areas whose students have traditionally been under-represented in study abroad: (1) business; (2) engineering; and (3) the sciences. This report was written at the half-way mark of the study--a year and a half into it--and presents evaluative reflections on the progress and process of the GCP to date. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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