Doing Engaged Learning

The Center for Engaged Learning is excited to share current thinking about specific “high-impact” educational practices. This section of the Center’s website features annotated resources about study abroad, undergraduate research, internships, service-learning, writing-intensive courses, living-learning communities, and so on, as well as frequent blog posts by experts on these high-impact practices. 

Our featured resources include:

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I am not saying that critical mentoring will have you defying gravity and other laws of nature; I am stating that true critical mentoring is when you can see or at least acknowledge how various contexts and identities both surround and shape not just your student but yourself.

Critical Mentoring is Custom Fitted to the Student

by Buffie Longmire-Avital There is no shortage of research on the importance of mentorship within high impact practices for students from underrepresented minority backgrounds. We know that mentorship builds resilience (Inman, 2020; Ramos 2019) and facilitates retention (Davis, 2017; Wilson …


Defining the Characteristics of Immersive Learning

by Phillip Motley Attempting to fully define the characteristics of immersive learning is a distinct challenge. What pedagogies count and which ones don’t? Is there a specific line in the sand that demarcates what is and isn’t immersive learning, and …


Supporting Integrative Learning Through Prompted Reflection

The Center’s director, Jessie L. Moore, and Elon colleagues Paul C. Miller (Assistant Provost for Academic Operations and Communications) and Danielle Lake (Director of Design Thinking) presented “Supporting Integrative Learning Through Prompted Reflection: Developing a Mentoring Toolkit for HIPs” on …


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