Using Campinha-Bacote's Framework to Examine Cultural Competence from an Interdisciplinary International Service Learning Program

Authors

  • Elizabeth DeVane Wall-Bassett Western Carolina University, United States
  • Archana V. Hedge East Carolina University, United States
  • Katelyn Craft East Carolina University, United States
  • Amber Oberlin East Carolina University, United States

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v8i1.165

Keywords:

cultural competence, human development, interdisciplinary, Nutrition, study abroad

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate an interdisciplinary international service learning program and its impact on student sense of cultural awareness and competence using the Campinha-Bacote’s (2002) framework of cultural competency model. Seven undergraduate and one graduate student from Human Development and Nutrition Science disciplines participated in the program. Reflections from a synthesis paper post-travel were analyzed using an inductive approach. Six themes emerged from the reflective journals and were applied to Campinha-Bacote’s cultural competency constructs. Participating and learning together while reflecting helped deepen and progress this process for ISL students. Overall, the experience proved to be an effective educational tool for sensitizing students towards cultural competency within interdisciplinary programs.

Author Biographies

Elizabeth DeVane Wall-Bassett, Western Carolina University, United States

ELIZABETH D. WALL-BASSETT, PhD, RDN, is an Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Health Sciences at Western Carolina University. She actively engages with her students and community partners through participatory research and experiential learning including service learning. She has been taking students abroad for 10+ years. 

Archana V. Hedge, East Carolina University, United States

ARCHANA V. HEGDE, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. Her research interest include exploring and researching new and effective teaching strategies, assessing effectiveness of novel teaching strategies, developing meaningful study abroad experiences & integrating meaningfully service learning projects within new and existing classes. 

Katelyn Craft, East Carolina University, United States

KATELYN CRAFT has a BA in Psychology and Child Development & Family Relations, and is a Master’s of Social Work candidate in 2018. Her research interests include interdisciplinary study abroad experiences, infant and child development, children with cognitive and developmental deficits, Journal of International Students 283 and the role of social work in the medical clinical setting. She has clinical experience in Oncology, and will be working with an organ transplant team in the near future as a social worker.

Amber Oberlin, East Carolina University, United States

AMBER L. OBERLIN, MS, RDN, LD, is a clinical and bariatric dietitian at Del Sol Hospital, El Paso, TX. Her research interests include obesity, weight management, and inter-cultural practices. 

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Published

2018-01-01

How to Cite

Wall-Bassett, E. D., Hedge, A. V., Craft, K., & Oberlin, A. (2018). Using Campinha-Bacote’s Framework to Examine Cultural Competence from an Interdisciplinary International Service Learning Program. Journal of International Students, 8(1), 274–283. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v8i1.165

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Research Articles