An island studies course at a liberal arts institution: Pedagogy from a natural history perspective

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An island studies course at a liberal arts institution: Pedagogy from a natural history perspective

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dc.contributor.author Sunderlin, David
dc.contributor.author Xu, Lijuan
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-12T16:15:01Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-12T16:15:01Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Sunderlin, D. and L. Xu. (2008.) "An island studies course at a liberal arts institution: Pedagogy from a natural history perspective." Island Studies Journal 3 (2): 199-210 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10385/590
dc.description.abstract An intellectual treatment of islands and isolation lends itself to a foundation in a liberal arts education. The introductory undergraduate course on island studies can serve as a topical platform on which to develop critical thinking, research, analytical, and creative thinking skills for beginning college students. The paper analyzes the natural history perspective in island studies and its methods of inquiry as pedagogical strategies that enhance the development of academic curiosity. The success of this approach to early undergraduate education is documented in traditional assessment and the direction that student-driven inquiry followed throughout the course. A course in island studies is a natural fit into progressive curriculum design strategies that are currently under development at many colleges and universities. en_US
dc.publisher Island Studies Journal en_US
dc.subject pedagogy en_US
dc.subject natural history en_US
dc.subject liberal arts en_US
dc.subject isolation en_US
dc.subject island studies en_US
dc.subject interdisciplinary education en_US
dc.title An island studies course at a liberal arts institution: Pedagogy from a natural history perspective en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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