The Role of Emotional Entropy and Ethnocentric Paradigms in International Service-Learning
A New Pedagogical Model for Global Agency Development
Keywords:Emotional Entropy, Service Learning, Global Agency, Identity, Transformational Learning, India
Transformational learning in international service-learning experiences can by stymied by cultural ignorance and culture shock. Cognitive dissonance and emotional entropy are especially salient in American student encounters in India. Based upon three program years of data a pedagogical model for dismantling ethnocentric paradigms supports students’ development of culturally-contextualized global agency development.
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