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Spirituality Mind Body Summer Institute

Cohort Model and Blended Instruction

  • Cohort Model
To create a more enriching and transformative learning environment for its students, the Spirituality Mind Body Institute's (SMBI) Intensive Program welcomed its third cohort of accomplished academics and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds in the summer of 2016.
 
In the program, students will work together as a cohort over a series of four semesters.  Unlike traditional master's degree programs, where students only overlap with each other in a few of their courses, students in the Intensive Program will remain together for the duration of their degree program.
 
The cohort model will promote a sense of community and deeper collaboration, as well as offer a range of diverse perspectives, support work outside of school, and create an expansive personal and professional network.
 
  • Blended Instruction

Teachers College faculty will closely work with students taking blended instruction, which includes both electives and independent studies. These courses will employ recent innovative and cutting edge developments in the field of higher education. This integrative approach will include a blended learning approach, which links the summer classroom time with computer mediated group and individual activities. Implementation of blended instruction combines the best aspects of both practices, collaborating with the technology fellows, and drawing from the work of visionary thought-leaders at Teachers College to work with faculty and students of the program to re-imagine how learning is viewed. 

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