Introduction to Integrative and Experiential Learning

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:10 PM

 

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The webinar starts at 1:10 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 1:15 p.m. 

 

Introduction to Integrative and Experiential Learning is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to CTE Office. 


Details

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 workshop 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 the 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.


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Facilitator


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.



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.



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.