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Schuetze, Pamela; Doody, Kathy; Fulcher-Rood, Katrina – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Services to children are often provided through a transdisciplinary model, particularly when students are receiving special education services and supports. Given the individual and diverse needs of these children, professionals often work collaboratively in evaluating students, interpreting results, and making recommendations for appropriate…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interprofessional Relationship, Teamwork
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Huffman, Carmen L.; Tallant, April C.; Young, Shawna C.; Chen, Kong – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The DegreePlus program at Western Carolina University is a newly developed initiative to help students develop transferable skills, including professionalism, cultural responsiveness, leadership and teamwork, by attendance at specific extracurricular events. The program was first implemented in the 2017-2018 academic year as a pilot with Honors…
Descriptors: College Programs, Skill Development, Transfer of Training, Professionalism
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Guzman, Tamara; Ciavttoni, Annamarie; Dellavecchia, Alyssa – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This pilot study explored the effects of participation in a servicelearning initiative on first-year pre-service teacher education student development. The focus of the service-learning was a combination of problem-based learning and immersive activities, pairing pre-service teacher education students with an early high school-to-college bridge…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Service Learning, School Community Relationship
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Tippett, Timothy P.; Lee, Jacquelyn J. – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2019
In recent decades, pedagogical techniques reestablishing the relevance of higher education to communities, students, and potential employers--particularly those with an experiential or applied focus--are increasingly popular. Yet, the discourse in higher education seems to isolate pedagogic approaches, and subsequently, the concept of progressive…
Descriptors: Educational History, Progressive Education, Higher Education, Experiential Learning
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Singer-Freeman, Karen; Bastone, Linda – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Supportive programming is frequently designed to increase reflection and amplify the effects of applied learning experiences. We have developed a supportive curriculum that integrates ePortfolio practice, brief psychological interventions, advising, mentoring, family engagement, and professional development into a highly successful summer research…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Individual Development, Experiential Learning, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Studer, Morgan – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2019
For many institutions of higher education, naming and elevating a set of "High Impact [Educational] Practices" (HIPs) has become one of the key strategies to engage students in deeper disciplinary learning, personal growth, and success in college and beyond. This essay considers what might be involved in reframing Community Work-Study…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Work Study Programs, Experiential Learning, Access to Education
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Manyanga, Fidelis; Sithole, Alec; Hanson, Shawn M. – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Student retention and completion rates are challenging issues in higher education. In the academic domain, pressure exists for every institution to come up with strategies that support student success from enrollment through graduation without compromising academic or accreditation standards. This paper presents the findings from a review of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, School Holding Power, Models, Undergraduate Study
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Sisselman-Borgia, Amanda G.; Torino, Gina C. – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2017
While there is no single profile of the adult learner in the 21st century, there exists a common desire to obtain a degree in higher education. Adult learners as a group are comprised of a large number of women and individuals from various racial/ethnic groups. In addition, they often possess varied learning styles and maintain multiple roles and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Higher Education, Experiential Learning
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Kniffin, Lori E.; Priest, Kerry L.; Clayton, Patti H. – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Experiential learning in and out of the classroom provides students with opportunities to learn from reflecting critically on concrete experiences. This article introduces Case-in-Point (CIP), an experiential teaching and learning strategy that uses critical reflection-in-action within the context of the classroom environment to modify behaviors…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Capacity Building, Learning Strategies, Experiential Learning
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Lohiser, Amanda – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2017
A unique pedagogical challenge is presented in the form of a concentrated 400-level introductory public relations course that meets for a total of 15 lessons of 2.5 hours each. The instructor details the benefits of active learning in the classroom, as well as how the use of team projects helps bring real-world examples and hands-on experience of…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Public Relations, Communications, Personal Autonomy
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Rhee, Marsha W.; McKeliver, Lewis; Whitmore, Kamauri – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2014
This undergraduate research is part of a new student-mentorship initiative on campus, Success Through Academic Research (STAR), sponsored by the Metropolitan College. Utilizing community-based applied action research, researchers developed a case study on secondary classroom technology usage in IPRC-Kigali, Rwanda, East Africa and in West…
Descriptors: Mentors, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Fisher, John R.; Means, Lindsey; Corson, Mark – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Incorporating National Incident Management System training and exercise principles into homeland security and emergency management learning can help university students develop emergency response capabilities through practical application of knowledge in simulated incidents. In addition, they gain team-building and leadership skills, establish…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Crisis Management, Management Systems, Natural Disasters
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King, Mary A.; Sweitzer, H. Frederick – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2014
This paper responds to the relatively scant literature on effective learning practices in one area of applied learning: internships. This dearth of literature is striking given the growing body of research and knowledge in such applied learning contexts as undergraduate research, study away experiences, community-based research, and…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning, Career Exploration
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Clayton, Patti H.; Hess, George; Hartman, Eric; Edwards, Kathleen E.; Shackford-Bradley, Julie; Harrison, Barbara; McLaughlin, Kelly – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Engaging students as actors in rather than audience of their education. This is both the primary feature of experiential education as John Dewey envisioned it and its underlying link to education for democracy: the flourishing of democracy requires citizens who are empowered actors, and such citizens cannot be produced through educational…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Democracy, Citizenship Education, Educational Practices
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Shadinger, David; Daggs, Joy L. – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2014
In the second year of a student-run public relations agency, the instructors discovered a need for improved client and student feedback. Using student end-of-course reflections and survey questions posed by Hon and Grunig (1999) in the Institute for Public Relations booklet, "Guidelines for Measuring Relationships in Public Relations,"…
Descriptors: College Students, Practicums, Public Relations, Agencies
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