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Integrating Curricular and Co-Curricular Endeavors to Enhance Student Outcomes

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, United Kingdom
Published: 21st Apr 2016
Dimensions: w 176mm h 250mm d 31mm
Weight: 950g
ISBN-10: 1786350645
ISBN-13: 9781786350640
Barcode No: 9781786350640
Integrating Curricular and Co-Curricular Endeavors to Enhance Student Outcomes reports on a variety of innovative approaches taken in universities in a number of nations of their experience in bringing together learning in courses with learning in co- and extracurricular activities. Topics range from study abroad programs to service-learning. Also covered are community-based learning, cross-disciplinary collaborations, and peer-mentoring. This volume will introduce you to research and many interesting contexts, such as the U.S. Naval Academy, where promoting ethical leadership to cadets has been an important focus. Frame-breaking approaches, such as having university business students and circus performers collaborate, are explained within the context of the literature. The leveraging of Somali immigrant education programs for student learning is a stimulating activity that is also covered. Another inventive issue explored is the reformatting of traditional co-curricular transcripts to reflect a wider indication and measure of students' skills and abilities.

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Scholars of business and other fields describe some methods for providing higher education students with more skills employers want. They cover approaches to integrating the curricular, co-curricular, and extra curricular; integrating international learning into curricula; learning from peers; and leveraging co-curricular endeavors. Among specific topics are using practicum classes to solidify the scientist-practitioner model in master's level training, project management: practice-based learning in a British university, fostering intercultural competence through short-term study abroad, promoting student engagement in the classroom and beyond, and assessing multiple dimensions of significant learning. Distributed in the US by Turpin Distribution. -- Annotation (