Faculty and Staff Resources
Integrative Learning and USC Connect
- Integrative Learning definitions, documents, and articles
- Apply for an Integrative Learning Grant
- Weekly USC Connect Messages
Three components to help students integrate learning:
Educationally purposeful Beyond-the-Classroom Experiences
Field work, internships, study abroad, research, fine arts performances, student organizations, special events, and community service are just a few ways students can engage in meaningful experiences beyond-the-classroom.
- Search the USC Connect database for opportunities or add yours
- More resources on beyond-the-classroom experiences
Connect coursework & beyond the classroom experiences with thoughtful questioning, class discussions, small group activities, demonstrations, case studies, and other opportunities for students to share perspectives. These activities help students to understand connections between course material and outside class experiences.
Professor David Miller describes an example of integrative learning
Papers, in-class presentations, reports, e-portfolios, artwork, performances, conference presentations, blogs, Wikis, websites, original programs/events give students opportunities to learn and apply their knowledge to new situations.
We will continue to build our resource pages for Faculty and Staff. Please share strategies that work for you: E-mail articles, syllabi, or recommendations.
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