Enhancing Family Science Classrooms Through Applied Experiences and High-Impact Practices
Raeann R. Hamon, Rachel R. Jones, Debra L. Berke, Sarah A. Kuborn, Julie Leventhal, Bahira S. Trask
Discussant/Chair: Pamela B. Payne
- Advancing Family Science
About the Session
- 210-01 - Using Creative Writing to Teach Family Science
By Raeann R. Hamon, Rachel R. Jones
- 210-02 - Digital Storytelling as a Way to Engage Students in LearningBy Debra L. Berke
- 210-03 - Using Oral History Interviews to Build Intergenerational Understanding in the Human Sexuality ClassroomBy Sarah A. Kuborn
- 210-04 - Marriage in 7 Minutes — Pecha Kucha StyleBy Julie Leventhal
- 210-05 - Promoting Intercultural Learning Through Application in Foundational Family Science CoursesBy Bahira S. Trask
One challenge in the field of Family Science is how to engage students in their learning through meaningful applied & high impact experiences. Shulman (2002) claims that “learning begins with student engagement” (p. 37) meaning that the historical “sage on the stage” teaching format is no longer effective. It is critical that classrooms employ pedagogies, assignments and activities that engage student in the application of the content. The following symposium provides a variety of diverse experiences within classrooms for how to engage students in these applied experiences that will allow them to utilize the knowledge that they have gained.
(1) Participants will be able to employ a variety of teaching techniques in a Family Science classroom. (2) Participants will be able to differentiate between a variety of engaged and applied learning strategies that can be utilized to engage Family Science students. (3) Participants will be able to construct different types of assignments that will engage students within a Family Science classroom.