ERIC Number: EJ1155779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Assessing Global Learning in Short-Term Study Abroad: Population, Environment, and Society in Shanghai
Core, Rachel S.
Teaching Sociology, v45 n4 p399-408 Oct 2017
This teaching note suggests that a short-term study abroad program embedded within a longer course can be a tool for enhancing global learning. The work uses the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Global Learning VALUE rubric to evaluate student work from a spring break seminar to Shanghai, China. The seminar was embedded in a semester-long course examining the connections between demographic, environmental, and social change. After exploring the overlap between two dimensions of global learning and the sociological imagination, I describe the semester-long class and the Shanghai seminar. I then use the perspective taking dimension of the rubric to evaluate student work on China's aging population and the personal and social responsibility dimension to examine student work on consumption. I conclude with suggestions for deepening global learning that might be employed in other classrooms.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Seminars, Demography, Environment, Social Change, Global Approach, Sociology, Scoring Rubrics, Aging (Individuals), Social Responsibility, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China (Shanghai)