ERIC Number: EJ933482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Building a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program: From Development to History Pedagogy in Istanbul
Herbst, Matthew T.
History Teacher, v44 n2 p209-226 Feb 2011
In 2008, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) joined the ranks of institutions offering Global Seminars, short-term study abroad programs designed and led by the institution's own faculty. In this model, an instructor teaches two courses in his or her area of expertise and guides students through a city or other location abroad for five weeks, integrating the course work with the site to enhance learning and to enrich the student experience. In the UCSD model, each Global Seminar (GS) required a minimum of 15 students for financial viability and was capped at a maximum of 30 students for manageability. In Summer 2009, the author led a program in Istanbul, teaching a lower-division world history course and an upper-division history course on Byzantium. The Istanbul program was offered again in 2010 and he will lead a fourth GS there in 2011. With the hope that this experience may be of interest or potential use to faculty or administrators at other institutions, the author offers this general introduction and overview, from program development to implementation and assessment, and discusses the integration of the site itself in history pedagogy.
Descriptors: Study Abroad, World History, History Instruction, College Programs, Program Development, Program Implementation, Student Recruitment, Seminars, Course Evaluation, Field Trips
Society for History Education. California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-1601. Tel: 562-985-2573; Fax: 562-985-5431; Web site: http://www.thehistoryteacher.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California; Turkey (Istanbul)