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Conceptual Framework

The conceptual framework for the Integrative Studies Program is grounded in the AAC&U Greater Expectations report. This report emphasizes a call for more attention to purposeful, intentional and transparent teaching and learning. It also incorporates the concept of Integrative Learning for a liberal education/liberal arts education. The integrative teaching and learning process approaches teaching and learning in intentionally connected ways.

Integrative learning is a process by which students:

 

Students are able to:

 

Knowledge in both individual and multiple disciplines is the foundation upon which integrative learning builds. Integrative learning often occurs as learners put theory into practice, "making meaning" as they apply abstract concepts in practical settings.