Faculty Conversation on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Elon – Oct. 8

Join faculty colleagues for brief presentations and interactive discussions about Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research being conducted at Elon.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Elon: Faculty Conversations
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 12:15-1:25 p.m.
Belk Pavilion 208 (Lunch provided)

This conversation will focus on SoTL research questions and methods. The session will begin with Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler (Psychology) and Mike Carignan (History) briefly describing their ongoing research into “Global Mindedness and Intercultural Competence in Short-Term Study-Abroad” (an abstract of their project is below). Mark Kurt (Economics) will respond with some insights from his own research on student learning from study abroad. We then will focus the conversation on the variety of research questions and methodologies used in SoTL inquiries, using Maureen, Mike and Mark’s questions and methods as a starting point for a wide ranging conversation about the variety of SoTL practices across the disciplines.

“Global Mindedness and Intercultural Competence in Short-Term Study-Abroad”
Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler (Psychology) and Mike Carignan (History)

Institutions of higher learning are increasingly focused on preparing students for a global world, and study abroad programs are one important means of broadening students’ experiences (Wang, Peyvandi & Moghaddam, 2009). There are a number of documented benefits of participating in study abroad programs, including increased concern for international affairs, interest in the history of countries other than one’s own, and ability to understand the complexities of national identity (Clarke et al., 2009; Kim & Goldstein, 2005). Recently, Honors Program administrators and faculty have begun to explore the benefits of program-based study abroad opportunities to advance the general goals of study abroad among Honors students (Mulvaney & Klein, 2013). This presentation will focus on the research questions and methods employed in our on-going investigation of the short- and long-term impacts of the first-year study abroad experience of a small, select group of Honors Fellows.

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