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Are you new to Applied Learning or to UNCW? Looking for ideas on how to implement Applied Learning into your courses? Confused about what Applied Learning means for you? Looking to take part in an Applied Learning Experience? Just check out our Applied Learning Resources to find the answers you're looking for!

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Applied Learning at UNCW
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What is Applied Learning? What does it mean for me?
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SACS Documents


  • Smith, K.: "Empowering School- and University-Based Teacher Educators as Assessors: A school – university cooperation." Educational Research and Evaluation. Vol. 13, No. 3, June 2007.
  • Kardash, C.M..: "Evaluation of an Undergraduate Research Experience:
    Perceptions of Undergraduate Interns and Their Faculty Mentors." Journal of Educational Psychology. Vol. 92, No. 1, 2000.
  • AACU Peer Review Article (O'Neill, N. 2010): "Internships as a High-Impact Practice: Some Reflections on Quality."
  • AACU Peer Review Article (Gavigan, L. 2010): "Connecting the Classroom with Real-World Experiences through Summer Internships."
  • California Department of Education, 1995: Superintendent's Challenge Initiative: "Applied Learning Standards: Draft Interim Content and Performance Standards. (PDF)
  • Lumina Foundation: "The Degree Qualifications Profile." (PDF)
  • AAUP: "Five High-Impact Practices: Research on Learning Outcomes, Completion, and Quality."
  • AAC&U Report on Greater Expectations, 2002.
  • Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education


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