Chicago Research Summit Schedule
Friday, October 18 • 2:05pm - 2:25pm
Gendered Transitions: Women's Experiences of Experiential Education

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Our research focuses on the experience of young women attending a semester long urban internship program.  We spent two years conducting interviews with women studying off-campus at Chicago Semester, exploring learning outcomes that resulted from the program.  One of the major findings was that engaging in experiential learning in a context that was unfamiliar to them was transformative for the young women, not only in terms of the content of their learning, but also for their personal growth and their growth in confidence.  Our data suggest the importance of experiential learning to nurturing young women’s awareness of self and confidence in their professional and life skills.


Rebecca Burwell

Chicago Semester
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Mackenzi Huyser

Executive Director, Chicago Semester

Friday October 18, 2019 2:05pm - 2:25pm
Johnson Center 208

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