Title of Presentation

Vocational Reflection on Immersion: A Quest for Purpose

About the Presenter(s)

Maria Ollier Burkett, assistant director, programs coordination, University Honors Program Kelly Bohrer, director of community relations, School of Engineering Mary Niebler, coordinator of cross-cultural immersions, Center for Social Concern Castel Sweet, coordinator of community-engaged learning, Fitz Center for Leadership in Community Matthew A. Witenstein, assistant professor, Department of Educational Administration

Location

Vocation, Advising, and Mentorship

Start Date

7-1-2020 10:30 AM

Abstract/Description

Kennedy Union 222

A common thread among the collaborators for this presentation is working with transformative student immersion experiences. Through a vocational mini-grant, our team developed curriculum to enhance and develop students’ conceptions of vocation in light of their summer immersive experiences. All of the immersion programs (ETHOS, Center for Social Concern, Semester of Service, and Global Flyers India) provide intentional pre-reflection and learning experiences. Through conversation, we identified a need to bring more authentic reflection on vocation and to incorporate post-immersion reflection through community processing. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to engage in some of the reflection activities used, interact with and learn about the design of the curriculum, and take away a deeper appreciation of integrating vocation with experiential learning as part of a community of learners.

Goals for Attendees

Understand the process used for integrating vocational reflection with immersion experiences Learn an approach and appreciate the value of working collaboratively across units Take away practical tools for student vocational reflection The nature of the summer immersive experiences (ETHOS, Center for Social Concern, Semester of Service, and Global Flyers: India) involve the whole person: mind, heart and hands. Our collective effort through our vocation mini grant involved creating space and time for reflective integration in community.

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Jan 7th, 10:30 AM

Vocational Reflection on Immersion: A Quest for Purpose

Vocation, Advising, and Mentorship

Kennedy Union 222

A common thread among the collaborators for this presentation is working with transformative student immersion experiences. Through a vocational mini-grant, our team developed curriculum to enhance and develop students’ conceptions of vocation in light of their summer immersive experiences. All of the immersion programs (ETHOS, Center for Social Concern, Semester of Service, and Global Flyers India) provide intentional pre-reflection and learning experiences. Through conversation, we identified a need to bring more authentic reflection on vocation and to incorporate post-immersion reflection through community processing. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to engage in some of the reflection activities used, interact with and learn about the design of the curriculum, and take away a deeper appreciation of integrating vocation with experiential learning as part of a community of learners.