Homelessness: Learning about the Topic and Each Other

December 2008
Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin;Winter2008, Vol. 75 Issue 2, p24
Academic Journal
The article provides the description of a university undergraduate interdisciplinary capstone course that studied homelessness. The professors explain the instructional strategies they used to teach a course that was outside of their areas of expertise. Best practices of student choice, differentiated experiences, and student engagement were implemented in this required course. Through interdisciplinary study, out-of-classroom experiences, and service, students gained a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding homelessness. The activities and resulting student and instructor learning are shared.


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