Enhancing Family Science Classrooms Through Applied Experiences and High-Impact Practices

Concurrent Sessions 5

Raeann R. Hamon, Rachel R. Jones, Debra L. Berke, Sarah A. Kuborn, Julie Leventhal, Bahira S. Trask

Discussant/Chair: Pamela B. Payne

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Pacific Salon 1
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  • Practice
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  • 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 Learning
    By Debra L. Berke
  • 210-03 - Using Oral History Interviews to Build Intergenerational Understanding in the Human Sexuality Classroom
    By Sarah A. Kuborn
  • 210-04 - Marriage in 7 Minutes — Pecha Kucha Style
    By Julie Leventhal
  • 210-05 - Promoting Intercultural Learning Through Application in Foundational Family Science Courses
    By 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.

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