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Kihm, Holly S.; Slawson, Jayetta – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Experiential education is a highly prized and effective interdisciplinary methodology to supplement classroom instruction and to improve student learning. Experiential theories have a wide reach, traceable to Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates. John Dewey's pivotal work "Experience and Education," first published in 1938, is canonical in…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Experiential Learning, College Seniors, Student Projects
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Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
For the 2017 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Annual Conference and Expo, the AAFCS Council for Accreditation invited six institutions to submit a proposal for a student/faculty poster for exhibit during the conference. This proposal was to highlight the teaching/learning connection focused on the Family and Consumer…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Conferences (Gatherings), Teaching Methods
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Reiboldt, Wendy; Stanley, Sue; Coffey, Kitty R.; Whaley, Heather M.; Yazadjian, Ani; Yates, Amy M.; Kihm, Holly; Wanga, Pamela E.; Martin, Lynda; Olle, Mary; Anderson, Melinda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
This article features eight AAFCS-accredited academic units in higher education to illustrate how the Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) can be integrated into program curricula and educational procedures or structures. Contributors represent the following educational institutions (listed and presented in alphabetical order):…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Higher Education
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Kihm, Holly S.; Staiano, Amanda; Sandoval, Patricia – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
In Louisiana, 33% of adolescents and 28% of children are overweight or obese (Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, 2011). It is projected that as many as 24,000 more children in Louisiana may become obese by 2020 if the trend continues (Broyles et al., 2011). Researchers have identified several strategies to address overweight among…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Well Being, Student Improvement, Obesity
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Reiboldt, Wendy; Stanley, M. Sue; Coffey, Kitty R.; Whaley, Heather M.; Yazedjian, Ani; Yates, Amy M.; Kihm, Holly; Wanga, Pamela E.; Martin, Lynda; Olle, Mary; Anderson, Melinda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
This article features eight AAFCS-accredited academic units in higher education that illustrate how the Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) can be integrated into program curricula and educational procedures or structures. Contributors represent the following educational institutions (in alphabetical order): (1) California…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Integrated Curriculum, Integrated Activities, College Programs