108: Bridging the Gap in International Programs: Addressing the Intersections of Students' Identity Development, Learning Outcomes, and Program

Jan Brooks; Christopher Maniotes; TeKisha Rice

10:00 AM
11:15 AM
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Interactive Workshop
Session Focus
  • Practice
Organized By
  • International
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About the Session

Concurrent Sessions 1 - (NBCC CE Credit: #1 hr and Conference Attendance Credit: #1 hr)

Workshop Leaders: Jan Brooks, Christopher Maniotes, TeKisha Rice


Interactive discourse will analyze intersection and divergences between the goals of students in emerging adulthood who participate in international education programs and learning objectives of faculty leaders, using theories of Arnett and Erikson. Workshop participants will brainstorm new strategies for empowerment of students' intercultural competence, leadership, and collaborative skills within contexts of William Perry's stages of intellectual and ethical development, to promote higher order thinking as we leverage our next generation of experts to generate solutions for global challenges facing families today. Resources will be offered for successful planning and implementation of immersive programs abroad on topics including risk taking, social identity development, reflection, and global competence, as program leaders generate new approaches to leadership as they offer international research and internship experiences.

-- To analyze our current thinking and understanding of the intersection of student developmental growth and potential for participatory gains through international educational experiences.
-- To develop innovative strategies for promoting student learning, collaborative problem-solving, and maturity in interactions abroad.
-- To promote thoughtful, intentional leadership in our faculty as we engage our students in projects seeking to both inform our understanding and improve the lives of families on a global scale.

Subject Codes: identity, study abroad, diversity
Population Codes: emerging/young adulthood, educators, undergraduate students
Method and Approach Codes: professional development, leadership, empowerment

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