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Bringing Integrative Learning and Reflection in the Classroom

Thursday, November 1, 2018
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


Are you interested in exploring ways that you can implement more integrative learning concepts and reflective writing into your courses? Are you interested in learning more about the principles of integrative learning? The increasing emphasis on integrative and experiential learning in higher education illuminates the opportunities for academic disciplines to support students’ synthesis of course concepts and their application into real-world settings.

In this interactive, hands-on workshop, the presenters will provide proven examples for guiding reflection in their classes. Participants will then consider their own curricula/courses and how they can introduce concepts of integrative learning through reflection-based assignments to help students articulate the significance of their within and beyond the classroom experiences throughout their college career.



Charles Pierce
Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Charles Pierce is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University. He is the Director for Diversity and Inclusion for his academic unit, and he serves as a Director for the Graduate Studies Division of the American Society for Engineering Education. His current research interests include, among other areas, advancements in research-based practices for engineering/STEM education. He has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards and fellow appointments on campus, including the Michael J. Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award, Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award, Samuel Litman Distinguished Professor Award, Bell South Teaching Fellow, and USC Connect Faculty Fellow for Integrative Learning. 

Lara Ducate
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Lara Ducate is a Professor of German and Applied Linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. She currently serves as the Director of Basic Courses and Teaching Assistant Supervisor for the German Program, the Director of Teacher Education for her department, and recently finished a term as a USC Connect Faculty Fellow. She also supervises an outreach program for undergraduates to teach German at Rosewood Elementary School. Her research interests include teacher education, intercultural learning, mobile learning, study abroad, service learning, integrative learning and incorporating sustainability into the curriculum.



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