four projects selected for Year Three of the Elon University Initiative
(academic year 2001-2002) are as follows:
1) Professors Glenda
Beamon (Education) with Janet Warman (English), Janice Richardson
(Math), Bernard Curry (Sociology), Jimmie Agnew (Science
Education) with 2 students
To create "An Interdisciplinary Partnership for Middle Grades Education."
This proposal brings together a cross-disciplinary partnership of faculty
and students for the purpose of developing and participating in a new
teaching-learning model for middle grades education.
2) Professor Dan
DeNeui (Psychology) and 7 students, Alyssa Couture, Todd Ebba,
Jennifer Garvin, Emily Goodman, Maggie Houts, Jonathan Stuhl, and
"Digital Internships: Bridging the Conceptual and Experiential
Divide" -- This project involves collaborative work to create an
online course that will augment the positive aspects of students' internship
experiences while they are in the field.
3) Professors Pamela
Kiser and Cynthia Fair (Human Services) and 5 students
This project is designed to assess the Integrative Processing Model.
This model is set up to aid students apply their academic knowledge
to practice situations, develop ethical sensitivity and responsible decision-making,
and learn to manage professionally their own personal reactions, values,
and emotions. It also purports to aid students develop professional habits
of mind by engaging in on-going critical thinking, self-evaluation, decision-making
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4) Professors Thomas
Tiemann and Steve DeLoach (Economics), and 2 students, Leila
Saliba and Victoria Smith
"Towards a Deeper Understanding of Study Abroad Experiences:
A New Model for Group Experiential Learning" This project involves
the creation of a new model for group processing of experiential learning
appropriate to both study abroad and other group projects (e.g. service
learning). The goal is to make experiential learning a more profound
and powerful experience. This project involves study abroad and extensive
use of videotaping.
One project has been
re-funded for its second year: