General Information for Attendees
 
World Association for Cooperative Education
 

JOIN US FOR AN IMPORTANT EVENT AT AN EXTRAORDINARY LOCATION

We invite you to send a team to the Institute on Global and Experiential Education on the island of Martha’s Vineyard to develop strategies that strengthen your campus’s efforts to promote learning outside and inside the traditional classroom and around the world through a range of activities, including cooperative education, service-learning, faculty/undergraduate research, study abroad, community-based research, academic internships, student leadership development, international experiences, and other related programs.

THE IMPORTANCE OF GLOBAL AND EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION TO
TEACHING AND LEARNING

Global and Experiential learning provides the ideal context for students to develop and practice advanced capabilities, such as those highlighted in the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ report, Greater Expectations: A New Vision for Learning as a Nation Goes to College:

  • Adapt the theory and skills learned in one situation to problems encountered in another
  • Apply analytical skills and ethical judgment to concrete, real-world problems
  • Transform information into knowledge and knowledge into judgment and action
  • Develop self-awareness about the reason for study, the learning process itself, and how education is used

PARTICIPANTS

Participants may include academic officers, faculty members, and other professionals in global and experiential education. They may be involved at any stage, from planning new programs to innovative and strategic advancement of ongoing programs. Participants from any two- or four-year school are encouraged to apply.

TEAMS

Participating in the Institute as a team provides the opportunity to develop a plan that builds on multiple perspectives and galvanizes a shared vision for implementation. The Institute is designed for teams of three to eight people. (Schools considering a team outside this range are encouraged to consult with the program director, Richard Porter by email at r.porter@neu.edu.)

WORKING SESSIONS WITH REAL RESULTS

The Institute will promote active participation within and across teams, and with Institute Faculty and Facilitators. The Institute includes:

  • Plenary presentations on research and best practices
  • Concentrated time for teams to work with their Facilitator on developing plans and implementation strategies
  • Consultation with Institute Faculty to address specific challenges in experiential education at your school
  • Interaction with other teams to discuss research, best practices, and your plan as it evolves during the Institute
 

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Summer Institute 2005
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Summer Institute 2008