International Service Learning Experience
The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:
- Themes - explore themes representing the theoretical, ethical and practical questions that arise in international service learning processes, including sustainability, cultural competence, balance and reciprocity, motivation, and witnessing and observing
- Case studies - consider, reflect, and dialogue on real life scenarios from diverse non-Western or developing countries
- Individualized Learning Plans – collaboratively develop a learning plan for an international service learning experience in a developing country that reflects student learning outcomes and service needs of local community agency
- Implement, Reflect Upon, and Develop Recommendations – individualized learning plans advance and enhance student learning and provide value-added to local community agency
- Preparation, Planning, and Debrief – engage in physical, emotional and intellectual preparation to recognize, anticipate, and deal with the risks and realities of an international service learning experience
- Field experience
- Seminar discussion
This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:
- Written research assignment
- Book report
- In-class presentation
- Development and completion of a learning plan
- Self evaluation
- Field assessment
This is a mastery / non-mastery course
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural, political, economic and social contexts of the international service learning country
- Articulate and apply the values and practices of cultural competence, sustainability, balance and reciprocity, and witnessing and observing
- Develop an international service learning plan that is consistent with ethical, culturally competent, and sustainable practices
- Deconstruct personal values, beliefs, and motivations as they apply to the international service learning experience
- Participate in and reflect upon an international service learning experience in a developing country
- Provide recommendations, program materials, and / or other resources to the international community service learning site.
Coursepack and other readings as determined by faculty.
Permission of the faculty.
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
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|Institution||Transfer Details for CFCS 3040|
|Coast Mountain College (CMTN)||No credit|
|College of the Rockies (COTR)||No credit|
|Quest University (QU)||QU EXP 3XXX (3)|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||No credit|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||No credit|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||No credit|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||No credit|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||No credit|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC INTS 3XX (6)|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV CYC 3XX (3)|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC CYC 3XX (3)|