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Powell, Gwynn M.; Johnson, Corey W.; James, Joy; Dunlap, Rudy – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2013
This article introduces the reader to the Unified Core Curriculum model developed and implemented at the University of Georgia (UGA). Four courses are taught as one course to the juniors coming into the Recreation and Leisure Studies major. An overview of the blended course and sample assignments are provided, as well as a discussion of challenges…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Recreation
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Johnson, Corey W.; Pate, Joseph A. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2013
Integrated Event Design (IED) capitalizes on three distinct courses to achieve a blended course delivery: Event Management, Research and Evaluation (for undergraduate students), and Experiential Education (for graduate students). Through the use of an event management company metaphor that fully integrates the diverse curricular concepts, course…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Pate, Joseph A.; Johnson, Corey W. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2013
Metaphors are an effective pedagogical tool used within the classroom to enhance and facilitate learning and growth. This article draws attention to the intentional, and sometimes even unintentional, use of metaphors with regard to what metaphors open up and afford, and how metaphors are created or formed. Specific examples of metaphors are…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Intention, Language Usage, Teaching Methods
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Powell, Gwynn M.; James, Joy; Johnson, Corey W. – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2013
No major change in thought or action occurs without mistakes, casualties and growth. This article is designed to examine the implementation of integrated curriculum design from a more critical perspective. While the integrated curriculum innovators were confident about the design and their process, not all of their colleagues were interested in…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Higher Education, Educational Innovation, College Faculty