Academic Disconnect

From The Academic Disconnect to Integrated Learning
J. Elizabeth Clark

Too often, students encounter their educations as a series of disconnected courses informed by silo thinking. How do we engage students in making meaningful connections between core courses and their academic majors, particularly when faculty work in departments?
 What other models in higher education prompt meaningful connections? What might a truly integrated approach to the undergraduate degree look like? This presentation/workshop will consider three approaches to connection and integration across the major from other colleges and universities including integrative learning, ePortfolios and capstone courses.

Communities of Practice

Etienne Wenger, "Communities of Practice"

Integrative Learning

Pat Hutchings and Mary Taylor Huber "Integrative Learning: Mapping the Terrain"

Additional AAC&U Resources

ePortfolios for Integrative Learning

J. Elizabeth Clark and Bret Eynon, ePortfolios at 2.0: Surveying the Field

Capstones as Integrative Learning

Resources Shared by the Group

University of Dayton Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work Capstone Course
J. Elizabeth Clark,
Jul 15, 2011, 9:30 AM