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.
|Title of host publication||Preparing tomorrow’s global leaders|
|Subtitle of host publication||honors international education|
|Editors||Mary Kay Mulvaney, Kim Klein|
|Place of Publication||Lincoln|
|Publisher||National Collegiate Honors Council|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Name||NCHC Monographs Series|
- higher education
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). Lincoln: National Collegiate Honors Council.