USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
Thursday, April 9 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Engaging Students in Learning Through Study Abroad

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Jennell Charles, Colleen Walters, Karen Massiah

In 2013 and 2014 registered nurses enrolled in a baccalaureate program participated in an 8-day immersion experience on the island of La Gonave, Haiti. For many years, study abroad experiences have been valued as a significant pedagogical tool for student learning. It has only been in recent years, however, that professional degree programs, such as nursing, have integrated these opportunities into curricula due to practicum degree requirements. The study abroad to Haiti provided students an opportunity to fulfill practicum hours targeting objectives related to leadership and community health. The critical elements that converged to make such an opportunity possible, and the core activities that facilitated student learning will be presented. Recommendations of "best practices" for study abroad experiences to promote engaged learning will be explored.

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Colleen Walters

Delaware River Basin Program Manager, River Network

Thursday April 9, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room Q