Transformative Student Experiences in Higher Education: Meeting the Needs of the 21st Century Student and Modern Workplace presents a thorough consideration of the role, use, and implications of transformative and active instructional strategies in higher education. It examines the changing landscape of higher education and serves as a foundational lens and framework for thinking through higher education from both an experiential and transformative instructional context. As instructors and administrators struggle with 21st century challenges, this seminal text serves as a companion resource that presents innovative 21st century techniques in a fair and balanced theoretical context.
Michael G. Strawser is assistant professor and director of graduate programs in the School of Communication at Bellarmine University.
Chapter One: The Turning Tide: Transformative Student Experiences in Higher Education
Michael G. Strawser, Renee Kaufmann, and Dauen Grace Lee
Chapter Two: The Necessity of Experiential Learning in Higher Education
Mary Z. Ashlock
Chapter Three: Building and Sustaining Transformative Student Learning Experiences
Phillip E. Wagner
Chapter Four: Culminating Capstone Courses
Jason M. Martin
Chapter Five: Intentional Service Learning
Carolyn Baum and Trudy L. Hanson
Chapter Six: Domestic and International Travel and Exposure
Shawn Apostel and Lauren Coffey
Chapter Seven: The Quadruple Play: The Intersection of Internships with Students, Employers, Universities, and the Community
Stuart L. Esrock and Trey Lewis
Chapter Eight: Entrepreneurship as a Student Experience and State of Mind
Brandon K. Chicotsky
Chapter Nine: Student-led, Client-driven Firms
Chapter Ten: Merging Real World Experience and “Giving Back” through Curricular Community Engagement
Deborah D. Sellnow-Richmond and Scott A. Sellnow-Richmond
Chapter Eleven: Transformatve Intercultural Communication Programs that Promote Student Integration
Rain Wuyu Liu and Matthew Rynbrandt
Chapter Twelve: Mentoring Undergraduates in the 21st Century: Who Benefits?
Ed C. J. Long
Chapter Thirteen: Learning Communities: More Than Just Hip
Jessica C. Hume and Jenny McIntosh
Chapter Fourteen: Transformative Learning in the First-Year Experience: Transformative Learners Outside the Classroom
James D. Breslin and Anna Sharpe
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Transformative Student Experiences in Higher Education: Meeting the Needs of the Twenty-First Century Student and Modern Workplace offers a fresh perspective on those strategies and approaches that are highly effective among members of Generation Z. Authors of the chapters in this collection address proven techniques and designs from active and engaged learning to transformative student learning experiences, relevant topics for all higher education scholars. Readers of this collection will find new voices and ideas that probe deeper into the emerging and critical conversation of teaching and learning for Generation Z. This collection of fourteen approachable and engaging chapters is critical for any faculty development scholar, faculty interested in honing and advancing teaching skills, and all scholars of teaching and learning.
Reading Transformative Student Experiences in Higher Education, I was encouraged, persuaded, and optimistic with its opinions and strategies as to how to approach student learning and engagement. It is relevant with helpful new approaches to student success. Its practical examples of learning differences and styles allow one to take away innovative and tactical measures to improve content delivery and student learning outcomes. I highly recommend this helpful publication.