Proposal Title

Exploring High Impact Practice through an International Field School Lens

Presentation Type

Regular Presentation

Location

OM 3772

Start Date

18-2-2020 10:00 AM

End Date

18-2-2020 10:40 AM

Proposal Abstract

High Impact Practices (Kuh, 2008) are included as one of the cornerstones of a successful education in the new General Education plan at Thompson Rivers University. Field School experiences generally include several of the learning activities that lead to High Impact Practices (HIPs). The TESL field school to Vietnam that was launched in December, 2019 involved a 3-week teaching practicum at a college in Ho Chi MInh City for a group of students teachers in the Teaching English as a Second Language program. This field school incorporated four of ten HIPs: common intellectual experiences, learning communities, diversity/global learning, and internships. This presentation will define HIPs, present some of the research related to the effectiveness of HIPS, and use reflections from students and instructor from the TESL field school to demonstrate how the experience impacted learning. Tips for integrating HIPs into both on campus and off campus activities will be presented. Kuh, G. D. (2008). High-impact educational practices: What they are, who has access to them, and why they matter. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Statement

This presentation connects to several of the themes of this year's TPC such as "current trends" related to High Impact Practices in TRUs General Education plan, "thinking locally, acting globally" related to giving students an international opportunity to complete a required component of a program (teaching practicum), and "connection, engagement, exploration" as the presentation demonstrates connecting and exploring theory to practice and practice to theory through engagement of both instructor and students.

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Feb 18th, 10:00 AM Feb 18th, 10:40 AM

Exploring High Impact Practice through an International Field School Lens

OM 3772

High Impact Practices (Kuh, 2008) are included as one of the cornerstones of a successful education in the new General Education plan at Thompson Rivers University. Field School experiences generally include several of the learning activities that lead to High Impact Practices (HIPs). The TESL field school to Vietnam that was launched in December, 2019 involved a 3-week teaching practicum at a college in Ho Chi MInh City for a group of students teachers in the Teaching English as a Second Language program. This field school incorporated four of ten HIPs: common intellectual experiences, learning communities, diversity/global learning, and internships. This presentation will define HIPs, present some of the research related to the effectiveness of HIPS, and use reflections from students and instructor from the TESL field school to demonstrate how the experience impacted learning. Tips for integrating HIPs into both on campus and off campus activities will be presented. Kuh, G. D. (2008). High-impact educational practices: What they are, who has access to them, and why they matter. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.