Your Name and Title:  Patricia A. Talbot, Associate Professor

School or Organization Name: Radford University

Co-Presenter Name(s):  Glenna Gustafson

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:  Radford, Virginia, USA

Language in Which You Will Present:  English

Target Audience(s):   Higher Education (May also be applicable to secondary schools)

Short Session Description (one line):   

Introducing a theoretical model to maximize study abroad outcomes

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

This presentation poses an innovative framework that can be utilized as a model for study

abroad experiences, particularly those situated in developing countries.  The model enhances

a service learning structure by grounding both classroom study and related field work in the

theoretical foundations of critical pedagogy, transformational learning theory, ecological

systems theory and critical theory in a manner that sets the stage for success for study abroad

students and in-country community members alike.  The presentation will conclude with a

recommended plan for implementation of the framework as well as suggestions for optimizing

sustainable outcomes for teachers as they begin work in classrooms of their own.

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