This book provides successful models for field-based learning experiences in Family Life Education. Each chapter provides an overview of the implementation details, including key points that others developing a plan could use to guide their thinking. Each chapter is grounded in previous scholarship and identifies how the elements of high-impact practices are addressed in the "real world". Contributors share their experiences implementing service learning, internships, and other educational platforms outside the classroom walls. This book also addresses both specific content areas within family life education, as well as general course management strategies.
Tara Newman is International Leader in Learning and Teaching at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Newman has served as a consultant for institutions across the United States and is an international presenter on Faculty Learning Communities and other professional learning opportunities for faculty and staff in higher education.
Ashley Schmitt is Assistant Editor in Thesis and Dissertation Services in the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at Texas A&M University, USA. Schmitt has served in an administrative capacity to enhance quality by incorporating high-impact practices on a university campus and her work helped to increase collaborative, active learning and teaching and scholarship.
ForewordIntroductionSection 1: Internship and Practicum Experiences.- The Role of Practicum in Undergraduate Family Life EducationChapter 1: The Role of Practicum in Undergraduate Family Life EducationChapter 2: The Professional Sequence and High-Impact Teaching: The Introductory CourseChapter 3: The Professional Sequence and High-Impact Teaching: Skills, Methods, and InternshipsChapter 4: Personal and Professional Development through Internship EngagementChapter 5: Effectively Placing Family Studies Majors at Internship Sites: The ECU-LINK Match ProcessChapter 6: Developing Connections: Using an On-Campus Event to Connect HDFS Students and the Community Chapter 7: Learning to Observe and Interpret Behavior as a High-Impact Practice within Family Science CoursesChapter 8: Learning through Engagement: A Praxis Approach to Teaching Family Life Education MethodologySection 2: Service Learning and Community-Based ExperiencesChapter 10: Family Life Education with Diverse Community Partners Chapter 11: Interprofessional Field-Based Learning in a Program Planning and Evaluation Course for Students in Human Service ProgramsChapter 12: Perspective Transformation via Service Learning in Family Life Education MethodologyChapter 13: Reverse Planning a Service Learning Activity for an Undergraduate Public Policy Course Chapter 14: Service Learning Design through a Management ModelChapter 15: Service Learning in Family Life Education: Incorporating High-Impact Strategies in Undergraduate Family Science ProgrammingChapter 16: Service learning in a Helping Skills CourseChapter 17: Teaching Grant Writing to Undergraduate Students: A High-Impact Experience Conclusion