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ERIC Number: EJ891476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4568
Student Science Research in Education Abroad
Mankiewicz, Carol
Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, v12 p123-125 Nov 2005
Study abroad provides many opportunities for students. My own college's goals for international programs state that "students are expected to gain new perspectives on their fields of study, develop intercultural competencies and communication skills, learn others' perspectives, and reflect on their own assumptions and values while abroad" (Beloit College Office of International Education, 2005). Research abroad by students ideally provides these same benefits, better preparing them to function in their chosen fields. The views expressed in this essay come from my perspective as a biology and geology professor who has had the opportunity to travel and do research in a number of different and diverse countries. In addition, they stem from conversations with liberal-arts-college students, and with Sarah Davidson. Three aspects of research abroad are pertinent to this discussion: different approaches to science research, the need to have global coverage in our studies, and the site-specific nature of many scientific studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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