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Integrative and Experiential Learning Workshops and Events

UofSC is a leader nationwide in helping students think about how their learning extends beyond the classroom. The Center for Teaching Excellence offers workshops and events that introduce faculty to opportunities to help students make thoughtful connections between the courses they teach and outside the classroom experiences.

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January 2020

Are you interested in service-learning? Would you like to learn how to develop a service-learning course? Do you want to learn more about the university's community partners? Using the National Youth Leadership Council’s Service-Learning Cycle as a framework, Jabari Bodrick will provide participants with step-by-step instructions on how to create a service-learning course. Jabari will also explain how service-learning is defined, describe different service-learning approaches, and highlight the ways service-learning benefits students, faculty members, and community agency representatives. Additionally, workshop attendees will learn about resources available at the university to support service-learning and best practices for creating and sustaining mutually beneficial university-community relationships.  Register

For undergraduate students, reconciling their curricular requirements, cocurricular events, work and career preparedness, community engagement, and personal challenges can feel somewhat disjointed, and students therefore have a difficult time finding connections between all of these experiences (AAC&U/Carnegie Foundation, 2004). 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 first workshop in the Integrative and Experiential Learning Certificate program explores teaching strategies and philosophies that help to engage students 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, including how Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning supports IL and EL, 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 counts as a requirement toward the Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate.   Register

This workshop reports on reflection projects that students used during study abroad experiences. In one project (languages) students used technology to understand and reflect on their linguistic landscape at home and abroad (padlet, 360º cameras). In the other project, sustainability and differences between different environmental biomes are highlighted.

Students use the three pillars of sustainability (people, place, and profit) to address deep issues of environmental impact (i.e, fair trade, social justice). The goal of the projects was to promote and illustrate a deeper engagement with the culture, to reflect on learning, and to engage students in critical thinking. Participants will think about ways they can incorporate reflection into study abroad experiences.

This workshop counts as an elective toward the Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate.   Register

You’ve probably heard about the benefits of experiential learning for students – how it increases student satisfaction and success, and helps them put complex concepts in a real-world context and deepens understanding. You may also be aware that UofSC promotes experiential learning opportunities through engagement in community service, peer leadership, research, study abroad, and professional engagement such as internships. But how might that translate into an online course?

This special workshop explores how faculty can incorporate meaningful experiential learning activities into online courses to provide rich learning opportunities for students. Whether you’re new to online learning or a seasoned pro, join us as we share ideas and best practices in making the most of online learning!

This workshop counts as an elective toward the Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate.   Register

This roundtable includes practitioners of integrative and experiential learning from three different disciplines at UofSC. The presenters demonstrate how their students put theory into practice by applying what they learned in the classroom to their experiences outside of the classroom and reflecting on the broad range of skills they used, which ultimately prepares them for additional learning experiences within and outside the classroom as well as their future professions.

Myriam Torres explains how students enrolled in an epidemiology course in San José, Costa Rica discuss new concepts in class and then visit health care settings (a nursing home, an HIV shelter, and healthcare providers) to apply what they have learned. Stephanie Milling describes how students in dance education gain hands-on experience by shadowing dance educators in K-12 teaching environments, participating in arts advocacy at the state house and the national capitol, and teaching integrated dance to adults with disabilities. Elise Lewis discusses the process of having her undergraduate information science students prepare research poster presentations and how this assignment has provided her students with more confidence in their studies and has helped them to hone their presentation skills.

Presenters will also answer questions from the audience about ideas for integrative and experiential learning projects as well as discuss what they have learned through the development of their projects.

This workshop counts as an elective toward the Integrative and Experiential Learning Certificate.   Register

February 2020

Career Champion is a campus wide program designed to visibly identify faculty and staff who are especially equipped to assist students with career decision making. In this training, you will learn valuable skills around experiential education. Specifically, what is experiential education, how you can help your students before an experience, during an experience, and after they have an experience. In addition, you will receive resources you can use in your own professional career and a Career Champion decal to display in your office.

This workshop counts as an elective toward the Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate.   Register

Have you seen the new extended transcript for UofSC students? Are you interested in learning more about how this extended transcript can enhance students’ university experience both during and beyond their time at UofSC? If you teach an ELO-designated course, you have received requests to provide additional information about your students’ experiences – in this session, you will see how that information is made available to students.

Students now have online access to their My UofSC Experience records, which include records of their engagement in Experiential Learning Opportunities, as well as student-specific information such as the name of their employer during an internship, or the research topic they explored in an undergraduate research experience. Participants will see a demonstration of how students can access their My UofSC Experience online records and discuss how to use that information for education planning and reflection on learning.

A student’s validated extended transcript, UofSC Experience, can be sent from the University to prospective employers and graduate schools to supplement a student’s academic transcript and provide a more comprehensive record of the student’s learning experiences at UofSC.

This workshop counts as an elective toward the Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate Register

Career Champion is a campus wide program designed to visibly identify faculty and staff who are especially equipped to assist students with career decision making. In this training, you will learn valuable skills around experiential education. Specifically, what is experiential education, how you can help your students before an experience, during an experience, and after they have an experience. In addition, you will receive resources you can use in your own professional career and a Career Champion decal to display in your office.

This workshop counts as an elective toward the Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate.   Register

March 2020

Have you seen the new extended transcript for UofSC students? Are you interested in learning more about how this extended transcript can enhance students’ university experience both during and beyond their time at UofSC? If you teach an ELO-designated course, you have received requests to provide additional information about your students’ experiences – in this session, you will see how that information is made available to students.

Students now have online access to their My UofSC Experience records, which include records of their engagement in Experiential Learning Opportunities, as well as student-specific information such as the name of their employer during an internship, or the research topic they explored in an undergraduate research experience. Participants will see a demonstration of how students can access their My UofSC Experience online records and discuss how to use that information for education planning and reflection on learning.

A student’s validated extended transcript, UofSC Experience, can be sent from the University to prospective employers and graduate schools to supplement a student’s academic transcript and provide a more comprehensive record of the student’s learning experiences at UofSC.

This workshop counts as an elective toward the Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate.   Register


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