Sense of belonging Adaptation to the culture Improved English language proficiency Adjustment to new ways of learning
U. Of Brighton’s research methods involved semi-structured interviews with students from: China Germany Portugal
Some of their findings included: The students considered SI a relaxed atmosphere in which to converse in English. The students found SI helpful to their transition into the community-e.g., renting a home, shopping, navigating the university campus. The students said that SI helped them get used to the university’s educational approach
Heavy emphasis on Marketing Website Makeover Sharepoint Microsoft app Boiler Guide app http://www.purdue.edu/boiler guide/ http://www.purdue.edu/boiler guide/ Teacher involvement in hiring & recruitment
VARK learning styles questionnaire Facebook course groups Kahoot! YouTube, blogs, phone apps for icebreakers, Prezi, etc…
Please break into small groups and discuss: Which ideas (if any) presented today that you think are most interesting and doable at PBSC. How you think these ideas could be implemented. A spokesperson for each group please share your ideas with all of us.
Reflect/Write/Ask Take the time remaining to think about what we have discussed today. Then write out any questions that you would like answered about the SI program at PBSC. We will compile them and create an FAQ, with answers from Jesse, Arlene, and Steve, to be distributed to you all by email and posted on the SI/SLC webpage. Tell us in writing what information you learned today that you find the most useful for PBSC’s SI program. Explain a little. What significant change could be made to enhance the way we do SI at PBSC, whether or not it was included in today’s presentation? Thank you for your input!