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ERIC Number: ED566737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 400
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-0-9835457-7-4
Preparing Tomorrow's Global Leaders: Honors International Education. National Collegiate Honors Council Monograph Series
Mulvaney, Mary Kay, Ed.; Klein, Kim, Ed.
National Collegiate Honors Council
In our diverse and interconnected world, expanding students' horizons beyond the classrooms and laboratories of home campuses is increasingly important. Even some of the brightest honors students remain naïve to the causes and ramifications of current world events and lack the necessary intercultural skills to become effective ethical leaders with a global consciousness. They function extremely well in a generational zone of instant technology via iPhones, YouTube, and Facebook, but much of that merely contextualizes the ordinary, the bizarre, and the local, or momentarily provides glimpses into the often unreal world of pop culture. Developing the academic as well as intercultural competence of students is no longer a luxury: it is an obligation. Because the issues are broad and the models and the expertise of National Collegiate Honors Council members are widely and creatively varied, this monograph is an edited collection of scholarly essays highlighting critical components of quality honors international education. The collection is divided into three major sections: philosophical and pedagogical issues, programmatic elements and challenges, and practical tips from the annals of experienced faculty. These three sections are followed by a fourth section, which provides the details of eleven honors international courses that vary in length, location, and focus. These sample honors courses function as models for possible honors international courses in other venues; they can be tailored to fit the needs of a wide variety of honors programs and colleges. Following an introduction (Mary Kay Mulvaney and Kim Klein), the table of contents presents the following parts and chapters: Part I: Transformative Pedagogies, contains: Chapter 1: Academic Tourist or Scholar Abroad: Deep Approaches to Learning (Elizabeth Baigent); Chapter 2: Transformation through Study Abroad: Critical Thinking and World Citizenship (A. Minh Nguyen); Chapter 3: Short-Term International City as Text™ Pedagogy: A High-Impact Educational Practice (Mary Kay Mulvaney); Chapter 4: Learning as Salon: Honors International Collaboration (Mischa Dekker, Justin van Dijk, Marca Wolfensberger, Christine Hait, Chantel Lucas, Corinne Mann, and John Zubizarreta); Chapter 5: Lessons from Ten Years of a Faculty-Led International Service-Learning Program: Planning, Implementation, and Benefits for First-Year Honors Students (Phame Camarena and Helen Collins); Chapter 6: An Interpersonal Engagement Approach to International Study: Lessons in Leadership and Service Learning from South Africa (Kevin W. Dean and Michael B. Jendzurski); Chapter 7: Developing Global Community-Based Undergraduate Research Projects (Mary Ann Studer). Part II: Programmatic Elements and Challenges contains: Chapter 8: Promoting a Largeness of Mind: Preparing Faculty for Honors International Field Experiences (Bernice Braid); Chapter 9: Overcoming Obstacles to Studying Abroad for Honors Students (Philip Krummrich and Kayla Burton); Chapter 10: Finding a Way: Addressing the Financial Challenges of Studying Abroad (Kim Klein and Mary Kay Mulvaney); Chapter 11: Mitigating the Challenges and Risks of International Travel: Preserving Opportunities for a Global Honors Experience (Mary Ann Studer); Chapter 12: Exploring the Synergies between Undergraduate Honors Theses and Study Abroad Experiences (Lisa Markus, Jill McKinney, and Anne M. Wilson); Chapter 13: "New Ways of Seeing": Internationalizing An Honors Program (Christopher J. Frost, Timothy L. Hulsey, and Karey Sabol); Chapter 14: Creating International Opportunities for Honors Students in the Health Professions: A Nursing Case Study (Ellen B. Buckner and Lygia Holcomb); Chapter 15: Honors Overseas with an International Population (Cecile Houry). Part III: Advice from Experienced Faculty Leaders, contains: Chapter 16: Lessons Learned: An Idiosyncratic Top Ten List for Study Abroad Program Directors (Karl M. Petruso); Chapter 17: and A Delicate Balancing Act: Maximizing the Short-Term Study Abroad Experience (Karen Lyons). Part IV: Model Honors International Courses contains details of the following courses: (1) Hiroshima Peace Study; (2) Community-Based Leadership: Visions of Hope from South Africa; (3) Experiencing the New Europe (Poland, Czech Republic, Germany; (4) Monsters and Modernism (Romania and Czech Republic); (5) Topography and Monuments of Ancient Greece; (6) Scholars' Semester in Oxford; (7) Youth Culture/Contemporary Youth: The Making of a New Italy; (8) French Communication and Culture; (9) Cultures in Contact (Belize); (10) Intercultural Leadership (Mexico); and (11) Special Topics in Marine Biology and Animal Behavior (U.S. Virgin Islands). A section about the authors is also included. (Individual selections provide references and appendices.)
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Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)
Identifiers - Location: Belize; Czech Republic; France; Germany; Italy; Japan; Japan (Hiroshima); Mexico; Poland; Romania; South Africa; United Kingdom (England); Virgin Islands
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A