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Integrative and Experiential Learning Workshops and Events

UofSC is a leader nationwide in helping students think about how their learning extends beyond the classroom. The Center for Teaching Excellence offers workshops and events that introduce faculty to opportunities to help students make thoughtful connections between the courses they teach and outside the classroom experiences.

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January 2020

Utilizing integrative learning principles, the presenters will share examples of how HIP characteristics are incorporated across different disciplines and identify classroom assessment techniques (CATs) that can be applied across a variety of academic settings. Participants will have opportunities to share examples of reflection and integrative learning principles in the design of assignments and appropriate assessment methods for their classroom. Kuh, G.D. (2008). High-impact educational practices: What they are, who has access to them, and why they matter. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.

This workshop is a required session for the Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate.  Register

For undergraduate students, reconciling their curricular requirements, cocurricular events, work and career preparedness, community engagement, and personal challenges can feel somewhat disjointed, and students therefore have a difficult time finding connections between all of these experiences (AAC&U/Carnegie Foundation, 2004). Integrative learning provides students with strategies to make connections between these within and beyond the classroom activities to help them apply their skills to new and complex problems and challenges.

This workshop explores teaching strategies and philosophies that help to engage students in activities beyond the classroom and then have students relate those experiences to their courses and curriculum. After reviewing current research and practices on integrative and experiential learning, including how the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning supports IL and EL, participants will discuss strategies for encouraging students to reflect and make interdisciplinary connections between their experiences within and beyond the classroom to promote creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving.

This workshop is a required workshop for the Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate.  Register

February 2020

Are you interested in service-learning? Would you like to learn how to develop a service-learning course? Jabari Bodrick will provide participants with step-by-step instructions on how to create an in-person or virtual service-learning course. Bodrick will also explain how service-learning is defined at UofSC, provide UofSC service-learning assessment data, and highlight the benefits of service-learning to students, faculty members and community agency representatives.

This workshop counts as an elective towards the Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate.  Register

Does the thought of overhauling your entire course to include High Impact Practices or incorporate Integrative and Experiential Learning seem so exhausting you don't know where to begin? In this session, Kristina Grob will share some ways to adapt High Impact Practices on a smaller scale so you could try one or two out this semester but with minimal stress.

After this session, you should be ready to modify a current assignment or design one that meets your current outcomes so that it includes either experiential or integrative aspects, particularly focusing on critical reflection and connection between ideas learned in different fields.

This workshop counts as an elective towards the Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate.  Register

April 2020

While students can naturally find meaning in their experiences abroad, reflection activities guide their thinking to help them process their time abroad and apply the experiential learning opportunity to their future as students and global citizens. In this presentation, Education Abroad staff and previous Global Classroom leaders will cover successful methods to encourage student reflection abroad.

This workshop counts as an elective towards the Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate.  Register

The panel includes practitioners of integrative and experiential learning from various disciplines at UofSC. The panelists will demonstrate how their students put theory into practice by applying what they learned in the classroom to their experiences outside of the classroom and reflecting on the broad range of skills they used, which ultimately prepares them for additional learning experiences within and outside the classroom as well as their future professions.

This workshop counts as an elective towards the Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate.  Register

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