The Impact of Applied Learning

I think students really benefited from this opportunity.First, to step into spaces that were new to them. Also, what we were reading, the research and narratives that we looked at, the research we did in schools, really helped contextualize what they were learning.

At UNCW

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Quotes from ETEAL Students:

“I don’t think anything I learned in this experience could have been learned in a classroom. It was interesting because I was learning content in the classroom and then I was able to directly apply it to students and reflect on how that happened."

“This [course] allowed me to take the lead of a group effort and make a difference in the planning of [our project]. I learned how to be a better leader and motivator.”

“I was able to develop this PSA from the very beginning stages; now seeing the final product exactly as I had originally imagined it makes me most proud… I am so glad to have been given the opportunity through my internship to make a Public Service Announcement that will be seen by the UNCW community and will hopefully inspire people to do the right thing and stick up for their peers.”

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In the Community

Every semester, UNCW students connect to and engage with the greater Wilmington community through ETEAL supported initiatives, Explorations Beyond the Classroom, Internships, and other Applied Learning experiences.

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Quotes from Students: 

“Applying general knowledge and theory to [the local Wilmington area] helps me understand and practice how I will use my education to better understand my position in the world and local history/context both here in Wilmington and later in life.”

“This internship has given me so many skill sets that are so important to have in the marketing world. It has taught me how to handle myself professionally… I feel like now I know how to do this and really display my strengths to potential employers.”

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Across the World

The impact of Applied Learning isn't limited to the UNCW campus or even to New Hanover county; our students, faculty, and staff have taken their learning all across the globe!

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“I don’t think anything I learned in this experience could have been learned in a classroom. It was interesting because I was learning content in the classroom and then I was able to directly apply it to students and reflect on how that happened.