General Education Models (from Hanstedt 2012)

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General Education Models (from Hanstedt 2012) by Mind Map: General Education Models (from Hanstedt 2012)

1. Distribution models

1.1. Objective: Create students who are "well-rounded" by taking courses representing major skills & areas of knowledge.

1.2. Types

1.2.1. Knowledge breadth Arts & humanities Mathematics Natural sciences Social sciences Etc.

1.2.2. Skills breadth Digital skills Language Physical education Service Etc.

1.3. Examples

1.3.1. LC Current GE requirements 2010-11 CAS GE models (Orion, Pegasus, etc.)

1.3.2. Elsewhere Many!

2. Integrative models

2.1. Objective: Create students who can integrate (i.e., articulate connections between) major skills & areas of knowledge.

2.2. Types

2.2.1. Strands model: Thematic connections linking cross-divisional courses

2.2.2. Core-distributional model: First-year core to distribution to capstone

2.2.3. Core-only model: Sequence of required courses

2.3. Examples

2.3.1. LC Current E&D requirements 1985-1993 Basic/Critical/Advanced Inquiry sequence

2.3.2. Elsewhere Integrative Liberal Learning initiative (Mellon-Teagle grant, 14 participating institutions) Roanoke College: Intellectual Inquiry Curriculum St. Joseph's College: Core Program Wagner College: Distribution + experiential learning/learning communities Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Project-based learning