Introduction to Integrative and Experiential Learning

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
10:05 AM - 11:20 AM

 

Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

The session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation.


Details

During their time at UofSC, our undergraduate students enroll in courses, participate in cocurricular engagements, hold down jobs while preparing themselves for their future careers, engage with the community, and manage their own personal challenges (AAC&U/Carnegie Foundation, 2004), but how do they make sense of these varied experiences and realize how they all interconnect? 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 encourage students to engage 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, how the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning supports IL and EL, including plans for the new Quality Enhancement Plan, Experience by Design, 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 session for a certificate of completion in Integrative and Experiential Learning.


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Participants must attend a workshop in its entirety to receive credit for the workshop in their training records. Late arrival and/or early exit from a workshop invalidates receiving credit. If technology issues require rescheduling of a workshop, participants must attend the workshop at the rescheduled time to receive credit. These policies apply to all CTE workshops/events, including workshops that qualify as requirements/electives for a certificate of completion.


Facilitator


Lara Ducate
Faculty Executive Director, Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning

Professor, Languages, Literature and Cultures


Lara Ducate is the Faculty Executive Director of the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning and a Professor of German and Applied Linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. She regularly teaches the capstone Graduation with Leadership Distinction integrative learning course for the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning and strives to incorporate integrative learning techniques into all of her courses, including study abroad, to help students make connections between their in and out of the classroom experiences. Her research interests include teacher education, intercultural learning, study abroad, service learning, integrative learning, and incorporating sustainability into the curriculum.



Amber Fallucca
Associate Director
Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning


Amber Fallucca serves as the Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and Associate Director of the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning. She leads the assessment initiatives aligned with the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning, including Graduation with Leadership Distinction, and provides support for office and campus-based initiatives. Fallucca also holds an Affiliate Faculty role in the College of Education with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies.



Lauren Epps
Assistant Director
Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning


Lauren Epps is responsible for overseeing the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning advisement, student programs, and events. She coordinates outreach to non-academic units to support the development of student engagement and reflection, advises students, and leads content development for Graduation with Leadership Distinction technologies.