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ERIC Number: EJ1209115
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Applying the FCS Body of Knowledge in Coursework: How Six Institutions Incorporate Components
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v111 n1 p52-57 Feb 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 Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK). The FCS-BOK is the head, heart, and soul of the profession. An understanding of individual, family, and community needs, ecosystems, and life course development that undergirds the dynamic, holistic, and integrative nature of family and consumer sciences is an essential dimension of the undergraduate experience. Faculty members design courses that challenge students to analyze, reflect, apply, and consider options using the FCS-BOK as a base. Students work alone and in groups. This article provides content from each invited institution's presentations, including information about which FCS-BOK components they integrated into specific courses and how they were integrated. [The above efforts were coordinated by Carol Anderson.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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