Proposal Title

Learning Environments That Enhance Global Competencies Abroad and On Campus

Proposal Abstract

This session provides results of a research project completed in 2011 on global competency development among study abroad, international, and domestic undergraduate students through a range of intercultural experiences, including study abroad, classroom-based, off-campus, and virtual. The session's aims are to: introduce the grounded theory approach; provide participants with experience in developing codes from data and coding text; and communicate research outcomes that link global competency outcomes with specific features of learning environments. Additionally, participants will gain a new or enhanced understanding of best practices for studying global competency development and how to research multiple courses and involve a team of coders. Presenters will provide an overview of the project and outline the research process. Participants will then be divided into small groups and provided with a set of sample student journal entries on intercultural experience. The groups will generate codes and code the sample texts. Next, presenters will outline the eleven learning outcomes they identified in the study and supply a thick description of the learning environments associated with each of the learning outcomes.

Location

Room 2908

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 8th, 2:00 PM Mar 8th, 2:45 PM

Learning Environments That Enhance Global Competencies Abroad and On Campus

Room 2908

This session provides results of a research project completed in 2011 on global competency development among study abroad, international, and domestic undergraduate students through a range of intercultural experiences, including study abroad, classroom-based, off-campus, and virtual. The session's aims are to: introduce the grounded theory approach; provide participants with experience in developing codes from data and coding text; and communicate research outcomes that link global competency outcomes with specific features of learning environments. Additionally, participants will gain a new or enhanced understanding of best practices for studying global competency development and how to research multiple courses and involve a team of coders. Presenters will provide an overview of the project and outline the research process. Participants will then be divided into small groups and provided with a set of sample student journal entries on intercultural experience. The groups will generate codes and code the sample texts. Next, presenters will outline the eleven learning outcomes they identified in the study and supply a thick description of the learning environments associated with each of the learning outcomes.