Learning as salon: honors international collaboration

Mischa Dekker, Justin van Dijk, Marca Wolfensberger, Christine Hait, Chantel Lucas, Corinne Mann, John Zubizarreta

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Abstract

In May 2011, Dutch students from the honors program in geosciences of Utrecht University, led by Professor Marca Wolfensberger, engaged in an experimental-learning project in Paris, France, with a group of American students from the honors program of Columbia College, South Carolina, led by Professors Christine Hait, Corinne Mann, and John Zubizarreta. Literally and figuratively, the city of Paris served as a salon for the project: a place where rational discussion, cross-cultural dialog, collaborative learning, and culminating critical reflection about the uniqueness and value of the learning process itself were stimulated by the informal setting of a vibrant international city that provided the context for the two groups of students to explore the topics of expatriate artist culture and film history in Paris, especially during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPreparing tomorrow’s global leaders
Subtitle of host publicationhonors international education
EditorsMary Kay Mulvaney, Kim Klein
Place of PublicationLincoln
PublisherNational Collegiate Honors Council
Pages75-84
ISBN (Print)9780983545774
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameNCHC Monographs Series

Keywords

  • higher education
  • excellence

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    Dekker, M., van Dijk, J., Wolfensberger, M., Hait, C., Lucas, C., Mann, C., & Zubizarreta, J. (2013). Learning as salon: honors international collaboration. In M. K. Mulvaney, & K. Klein (Eds.), Preparing tomorrow’s global leaders: honors international education (pp. 75-84). (NCHC Monographs Series). National Collegiate Honors Council.