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Big History as a Core Component of Liberal Education
Global History Review (2013)
  • Mojgan Behmand, Office of Academic Affairs, Dominican University of California
In 2010,Dominican University of California launched a one-year program based on Big History for all its incoming first-year students. The adoption of Big History and the ensuing curricular design were guided by the principles set forth by the Association of American Colleges and Universities regarding the outcomes of a 21st century liberal education.With the support of the university leadership and the faculty,a faculty learning community was formed which applied the principles of backward design to articulate program goals, write course descriptions,and collaborate on pedagogy and assessment. The collaborative work of this faculty learning community has become a living example of collective learning,a major theme in Big History. Thus,at Dominican University,Big History has a place in 21st century liberal education and has provided a unique platform for the integration of multiple disciplines and collaboration across campus.
  • Big History,
  • liberal education,
  • first year experience
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Mojgan Behmand. "Big History as a Core Component of Liberal Education" Global History Review Vol. 6 (2013)
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