The Role of Emotional Entropy and Ethnocentric Paradigms in International Service-Learning

A New Pedagogical Model for Global Agency Development

Authors

  • Christine Cress Portland State University
  • Thomas Van Cleave

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v12iWinter.1554

Keywords:

Emotional Entropy, Service Learning, Global Agency, Identity, Transformational Learning, India

Abstract

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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Author Biography

Thomas Van Cleave

Thomas Van Cleave is an Intercultural Communications Consultant and former faculty at Portland State University. He previously directed International Programs, Study Abroad, and Service-Learning at Iona College in New York.

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Published

2020-12-08

How to Cite

Cress, C., & Van Cleave, T. (2020). The Role of Emotional Entropy and Ethnocentric Paradigms in International Service-Learning : A New Pedagogical Model for Global Agency Development. Journal of Comparative &Amp; International Higher Education, 12(Winter), 13–46. https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v12iWinter.1554

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Research Article