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ERIC Number: EJ1380132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023-Apr
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4568
EISSN: EISSN-2380-8144
Does Faculty-Led Short-Term Study Abroad Improve Students' Global Competence? Findings from a Systematic Review and Evidence Gap Map
Fisher, Colleen; Iverson Hitchcock, Laurel; Moak, Stacy; Neyer, Ashley; Moore, Sarah; Marsalis, Scott
Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, v35 n1 p417-452 Apr 2023
As a high-impact pedagogical practice, study abroad is frequently utilized as an internationalization strategy to build post-secondary students' global competence, but the impact of faculty-led short-term study abroad may vary widely across outcomes of interest. An understanding of student learning outcomes is especially needed now as COVID-19 begins to shift from pandemic to endemic and universities restart international initiatives. This systematic review synthesized and mapped evidence on global competence outcomes of short-term study abroad for undergraduate and graduate students. Studies (n=92) reported a total of 215 outcomes representing the three global competence domains of knowledge (41.4% of all outcomes), attitudes (38.1%), and skills (20.5%). Data sources used to assess global competence outcomes included self-administered surveys (40.1% of assessments), student journals (24.9%), and qualitative interviews (13.6%). While findings from this sample of studies offer evidence of positive impact of short-term study abroad on students' global competence, the substantive and methodological evidence gaps identified can help to build conceptual clarity and guide design of future assessment approaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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