2:30-5:00 p.m., April 19, 2005
Mary Gates Commons
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Using Entrance and Exit Courses to Help Students Identify Learning Opportunities and Accomplishments
Rick Roth, Suzanne Withers - Geography
Geography uses entrance and exit courses to help its majors:
- Learn to talk the talk (representation): In issue-focused teams, develop ways of describing issues, topics, terminology, methods and conceptual frameworks common to geographers. We see these as among the key building blocks of developing a geographic habit of mind, a way of asking and answering questions, as well as articulating individual learning goals.
- Learn to walk the walk (application): Apply these building blocks in concrete ways in papers, group projects, and undergraduate research, with the explicit awareness of what capabilities they are gaining.
- Assess their learning, and manifest its outcomes through capstone presentations and development of career and learning portfolios. (integration and assessment)
Roundtable Discussion, 4:00-5:00 p.m.