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Carrie W. LeCrom, Brendan Dwyer and Gregory Greenhalgh

; Warren, 2012 ). Additionally, in an ever-expanding global workplace, the value of global education is increasing, with study abroad courses gaining in popularity ( “Open Doors Fast Facts,” 2017 ). Former deans at Harvard University, Lagemann and Lewis ( 2012 ), noted an important need for universities to

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Stefan Ward, Heidi Henschel Pellett and Mark I. Perez


The purpose of this study was to explore preservice teachers’ experiences of cognitive disequilibrium (CD) theory during a service-learning project in a study abroad experience.


A case study with 8 participants was used. Data sources consisted of: Formal interviews, videos of planning, videos of teaching, videos of reflection sessions, and informal interviews. Data were analyzed utilizing open and axial coding (Corbin & Strauss, 2008). Trustworthiness strategies included: prolonged engagement, multiple data source triangulation, and member checks.


Results indicated four themes: “We made it our own thing”, “Summer camp for teachers”, “Struggle and disequilibrium”, and “By the end it was a transformation”.


CD was ultimately positive for these students. The positive resolution of CD catalyzed a transformative effect on their perceptions of their teaching. This was supported by positive peer interaction.

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M. Susan Guyer

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Carrie W. LeCrom and Tiesha Martin

abroad courses, which have become valuable tools for intercultural growth and interaction. One of the most profound ways to learn about another country is to spend time there. Study abroad programs indicate that spending time in one’s nonnative country results in growth in the areas of cultural awareness

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Michael A. Odio, Patty Raube Keller and Dana Drew Shaw

. The scope of Title IX legislation extends to any educational opportunities whether those occur on campus or off campus. This would also include any study abroad programs, foreign campuses, or international internships. Leyshock: It may not be as obvious to the student or responsible faculty member

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Melissa Pangelinan, Marc Norcross, Megan MacDonald, Mary Rudisill, Danielle Wadsworth and James McDonald

-learning projects run by faculty and graduate students, or studying abroad (Intention; Authenticity). What is most important is that each of these activities requires students to not just participate but to reflect on their experience (Intention, Reflection; Acknowledgment). In its current form, most students

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Erin Morris, Ryan Vooris and Tara Q. Mahoney

finding female mentors, while for others, it included networking with other female classmates in order to succeed in the classroom. Sarah said, With those small groups of girls that are in your class, I know we become really close because we went on a study abroad together. Some of my other friends I

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Lisa E. Bolger, Linda A. Bolger, Cian O’ Neill, Edward Coughlan, Wesley O’Brien, Seán Lacey and Con Burns

guide to studying abroad in New Zealand . Retrieved March 9, 2016, from European Commission/EACEA/Eurydice . ( 2013 ). Physical education and sport at school in Europe eurydice report . Luxembourg, Luxembourg : Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive

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Andrea R. Taliaferro and Sean M. Bulger

; something must be done with it. Similarly, transformation alone cannot represent learning, for there must be something to be transformed” (p. 42). Experiential learning theory has been applied to a variety of areas within systems of higher education including opportunities such as study abroad, field

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Carlos Capella-Peris, Jesús Gil-Gómez and Òscar Chiva-Bartoll

-service teachers in a study abroad experience . Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 36 ( 1 ), 70 – 82 . doi:10.1123/jtpe.2015-0006 Webster , C.A. , Nesbitt , D. , Lee , H. , & Egan , C. ( 2017 ). Preservice physical education teachers’ service learning experiences related to comprehensive