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International education experience – study abroad programs 06 2014

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Exploration of College/University Study Abroad Programs and International Education. Research cited. Challenges. Recommendations

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International education experience – study abroad programs 06 2014

  1. 1. International Education Experience – Study Abroad Programs EDU 6050: Education as an Advanced Field Prof. Gail Matthews-Denatale By Connie Phillips
  2. 2. • Stakeholders • Student Outcomes • Improvement • Experience • Pedagogy • Learning Outcomes • Study Abroad Programs •Overview Photograph courtesy of Loren Phillips – Europe Study Abroad 2010
  3. 3. • Do international exchanges and study abroad experience make a difference in student learning? • With changing demographics, what challenges do colleges and universities face in increasing enrollments in cross-cultural study abroad experiences? • What can colleges and universities do to improve minority enrollments in study abroad courses? •Controversy and Concerns
  4. 4. Photos courtesy of Radford University Study Abroad Students
  5. 5. Student Attributes Time Period and Location Preference-based segments Study Abroad Research Conjoint Analysis of Study Abroad Preferences: Key Attributes, Segments and Implications for Increasing Student Participation.
  6. 6. Social Economic Status Pre-college experiences Post high school exposure Study Abroad Research Going Global: Understanding the Choice Process of the Intent to Study Abroad. More exploration is encouraged.
  7. 7. • Theory of Planned Behavior • Behavioral beliefs  Choice in Participation • Trait Theory • Traits  Thoughts Choice Study Abroad Research Toward a Comprehensive Framework of Study Abroad Intentions and Behaviors
  8. 8. PURCHASED TOOLS UNIVERSITY-CREATED TOOLS Evaluations of Programs https://gpi.central.edu/index.cfm
  9. 9. • Integrated and Cross-Cultural World. • Active Learning Experiences • Unlocking Student Potential for Future. •Analysis What we now know…
  10. 10. Recommendations to Improve Study Abroad Programs • Strategic focus. • Recruitment; • Survey incoming freshmen; • Target under represented students • Financial aid or assistance (sponsorship) • Assessment • Continue research in this area of study • New courses and integrated semester courses that cross disciplines with an international education component.
  11. 11. Braskamp, L.A., & Braskamp, D. C. (Fall 2007). Fostering holistic student learning and development of college students: A strategic way to think about it. The Department Chair. 1-3. Doyle, D. (2009). Holistic Assessment and the Study Abroad Experience. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal Of Study Abroad, 18143-155. Garver, M. S., & Divine, R. L. (2007). Conjoint Analysis of Study Abroad Preferences: Key Attributes, Segments and Implications for Increasing Student Participation. Journal Of Marketing For Higher Education, 17(2), 189-215. doi:10.1080/08841240801912427 Global Perspective Institute, Inc. (2014). Global Perspective Inventory, Retrieved from https://gpi.central.edu/index.cfm. Salisbury, M. H., Paulsen, M. B., & Pascarella, E. T. (2011). Why Do All the Study Abroad Students Look Alike? Applying an Integrated Student Choice Model to Explore Differences in the Factors that Influence White and Minority Students' Intent to Study Abroad. Research In Higher Education, 52(2), 123-150. Salisbury, M., Umbach, P., Paulsen, M., & Pascarella, E. (2009). Going Global: Understanding the Choice Process of the Intent to Study Abroad. Research In Higher Education, 50(2), 119-143. doi:10.1007/s11162-008-9111-x •References:
  12. 12. Special Credit For use of clip-art and photographs • Global Perspectives Inventory, https://gpi.central.edu/index.cfm • Loren Phillips – former student in RU’s London Study, Abroad Program – English, London and Around England, https://www.facebook.com/loren.phillips.108/media_set?set=a. 459713381010.244174.641306010&type=3 • PowerPoint Templates and Clip-art • Radford University – Center for Innovative Learning (CITL) e- Portfolio, http://www.radford.edu/content/CITL/home/eportfolio.html • Radford University – International Education Center, http://www.radford.edu/content/international/home.html/ • Sawtooth Survey, http://www.sawtoothsoftware.com/
  13. 13. Send questions or comments to: Phillips.co@huskey.neu.edu Northeastern

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