This book examines dynamic attempts to think creatively about curriculum, a hallmark of honors in higher education. The authors document and discuss innovative attempts ranging from service-learning to international education to innovative ways to blend disciplinary models of pedagogy with honors teaching. Throughout, their investigations are grounded in the present while turning a keen and perceptive eye to the future.
About the Author
Robert W. Glover is an Assistant Professor of Honors and Political Science at the University of Maine. His research focuses on democratic engagement, public policy, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Katherine M. O’Flaherty is Honors Faculty Fellow in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. She is an historian who currently researches student engagement and pedagogy and assessment in higher education.
Table of Contents
James C. McKusick, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Chapter 1: Introduction: Curriculum at a Crossroads
Robert W. Glover, University of Maine
Katherine M. O’Flaherty, Arizona State University
Chapter 2: Innovative Methods in Community Engagement for Honors
Cecile Houry, Florida International University
Chapter 3: Praxis Labs: Theory + Action as a Foundation of a Modern Honors Education
Sylvia Torti, University of Utah
Martha Bradley-Evans, University of Utah
Chapter 4: The “College” as an Emergent Global Form: One Experience at Starting a
Transnational College-to-College Relationship
Catelijne Coopmans, Tembusu College, National University of Singapore
Gregory Clancey, Tembusu College, National University of Singapore
François G. Amar, Honors College, University of Maine
Chapter 5: The Playful Curriculum: Differentiating Honors Education Through the use of Simulation as a Scaffold for Open-ended Course Design
Abby Loebenberg, Arizona State University
Chapter 6: Up the Hill Backwards: Meeting the Challenges of Creating a Humanities Lab
Sarah Harlan-Haughey, University of Maine
About the Editors and Authors