Compassion in the Study Abroad Curriculum

Nov 10, 2018
10:15 am - 11:30 am EST

Compassion in the Study Abroad Curriculum

This session focuses on the role of compassion in study abroad. First, we’ll offer a working definition of compassion that lends itself to the design and delivery of curriculum. Once we have a clear understanding of the transformative potential of compassion as a skill to be developed and practiced in intentionally designed, experiential learning, we’ll discuss templates for embedding compassion-focused learning in study abroad before, during, and after the study abroad experience. Finally, we’ll offer frameworks for conducting compassion-learning activities both in person and online, and rubrics for assessing student work.

Chair
Benjamin Rifkin, Hofstra University

Presenters
Uli Leibrecht, CEPA Study Abroad
Laura Martin, Hofstra University
Jon Stauff, Monmouth University