USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Wednesday, April 13 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Opening the Classroom Door: A Hands-On Approach to Study Abroad Programs

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Elissa Auerbach, Stephen Auerbach, Craig Pascoe

This session features two innovative study abroad programs that utilize a blended learning experience which promotes critical thinking skills. These programs emphasize hands-on learning opportunities only possible through study abroad while providing the equivalent content knowledge students encounter in an online course. The first is an interdisciplinary program in Amsterdam and Paris examining the art history and history of the Netherlands and France from early modernity to the present; the second in Florence and Tuscany explores Italian foodways and culture. The audience will engage with a former student about her project on a major funerary monument in Delft that culminated in a scholarly research paper. The audience will also participate in an olive oil tasting that illuminates an Italian community's history and culture. Although the programs are focused primarily on art, history, and culture the model can easily be implemented in other disciplines.


Stephen Auerbach

Georgia College & State University
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Elissa Auerbach

Associate Professor, Department of Art, Georgia College
Associate Professor of art history with a specialization in seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish art. I teach courses in Renaissance and Baroque art history, introductory art history, Art and Ideas, and Writing about Art. I also direct a summer study abroad program in Amsterdam and... Read More →

Craig Pascoe

Georgia College & State University

Wednesday April 13, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
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