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Youngerman, Ethan; Dahl, Laura S.; Mayhew, Matthew J. – Research in Higher Education, 2021
Integrative learning is the ability to connect, apply, and/or synthesize. A highly valued skill for the knowledge economy and combating false narratives, integrative learning represents the cognitive heart of the liberal arts, demonstrating students' ability to make interdisciplinary connections and apply their learning to their lives and the…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Interdisciplinary Approach, Knowledge Economy, Liberal Arts
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Gebauer, Richie; Wade, Mary Ellen; Muller, Tina; Kramer, Samantha; Leary, Margaret; Sopper, John – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2020
Lardner and Malnarich (2009) identify learning communities as an educational reform strategy designed for intentional student cohorts that engage students in at least one integrative learning opportunity. Colleges and universities are aware that robust educational programs exist on their campuses, yet institutions must identify strategies to help…
Descriptors: Living Learning Centers, College Curriculum, Extracurricular Activities, Student Experience
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Lewis, Elise C. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Educators in higher education often seek innovative pedagogies to include in their classrooms. This article describes an integrative learning experience and details the planning, implementation, considerations, and benefits of creating a major-specific undergraduate research day. The event created an opportunity for students to gain confidence and…
Descriptors: Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities
Gallagher, Chris W. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019
American higher education is being torn apart. Institutions, curricula, courses, and faculty roles are being "unbundled"--broken into constituent parts in the name of efficiency and cost savings. As a result, the college learning experience is fragmented and incoherent, leaving graduates less and less equipped to confront the dire social…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Trends, College Curriculum
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Underwood, Charles; Mahmood, Mara Welsh; Pranzetti, Dirce M. F.; Toloza de O. Costa, Maria Cec?lia – International Journal for Research on Extended Education, 2016
This research examines mediational processes in digital activities at Projeto Clicar, a program designed to promote the social inclusion of children living and working on the streets of São Paulo, Brasil. It offers a cognitive ethnography of how the program's particular relational habitus, or pedagogical frame, shapes children's participatory…
Descriptors: Mediation Theory, Inclusion, Social Integration, Homeless People
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Stone, Jeffrey A.; Cruz, Laura – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2021
Higher education has embraced integrative learning as a means of enabling students to tackle so-called "wicked" problems, i.e. problems that are sufficiently complex, contested, and ambiguous that conventional, disciplinary specific approaches are inadequate to address. However, challenges remain in defining integrative learning…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Computer Science Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Activities
Armelin, Tony – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Cooperative education (co-op) enables students to alternate periods of classroom study with periods of employment related to their academic major. A key educational goal of co-op is for students to integrate classroom learning with workplace learning. The aim of this study was to give voice to and to make sense of how college students who have…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Cooperative Education, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities
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Durrant, Kate L.; Hartman, Thomas P. V. – Journal of Biological Education, 2015
The integrative learning ethos pervades modern higher education. Broadly speaking, this aims to produce well-rounded, adaptable graduates suited to a range of working environments. In a more narrow sense it should produce students that are able to make connections across learning experiences and achieve learning at the highest cognitive level. Our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Field Studies, Student Attitudes, Learning Experience
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Lowenstein, Marc – Journal of General Education, 2015
Students' level of engagement with general education and their grasp of its goals are a problem at many institutions. Academic advising, which is often viewed as having the "signpost" function of directing students to the completion of their course requirements, has the potential instead to be a place where students learn to approach…
Descriptors: General Education, College Students, Higher Education, Academic Advising
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Stone, Jeffrey A.; Jackson, D. K.; Kaschak, Michelle – International Journal on E-Learning, 2020
This article describes the design and initial implementation of a multidisciplinary, integrative learning course on the art and science of virtual worlds. The course combines complementary disciplines -- Computing, Physics, and Narrative Art -- in a single general education course for first-year students. The course attempts to incorporate…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, General Education, Computer Simulation, Art Education
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Ranta, Jeffrey A.; Davis, Deborah; Bergstrom, Andrea – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
This quantitative study investigates linkages between integrative learning experiences provided by student-run firms and fostering professional self-efficacy or the confidence to do one's job effectively and efficiently. Based on a survey of 182 students involved in student-run agencies, this research measured students' professional self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Self Efficacy, Student Organizations, Experiential Learning
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André, Rae – Journal of Management Education, 2020
In this article, I describe how the theory of integrative learning frames student learning in a course on climate leadership. The course is grounded in the theory of strong sustainability, which is sustainability for the planet rather than for individual companies alone. In a description of Beta, an MBA course on climate leadership, I show how…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Sustainability, Leadership Training, Climate
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Woodside, Joseph M.; Augustine, Fred K., Jr.; Chambers, Valrie; Mendoza, Monica – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2020
This paper develops the structure for an integrative model information systems curriculum on Accounting Analytics, which affords students the opportunities to develop domain knowledge along with application of data analytics. As industry experiences rapid technological change, university curricula must remain current in order to be effective.…
Descriptors: Accounting, Information Systems, Data Analysis, Curriculum Development
Gebauer, Richie – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of intentionally-designed first-year learning communities on the practice of integrative learning in academically at-risk students compared to non-at-risk students at a small private, catholic, liberal arts institution in the Mid-Atlantic. Drawing on the concept of integrative learning (AAC&U,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, At Risk Students, Private Colleges, Catholic Schools
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Kahlenberg, Susan G.; Shanker, Adrian – Communication Teacher, 2021
Courses: This semester-long project is suited for instructors teaching communication courses in health communication, advanced persuasion, applied communication, and media literacy. The pedagogical design features service-learning and integrative-learning (IL) approaches. Objectives: (1) adapt and apply various perspectives learned in the course…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Integrated Activities, Advocacy, Nonprofit Organizations
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