Hands-On Learning Experiences Making Headlines

University Communications & Marketing | 02/09/2024

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Saint Francis University garnered front-page headlines in The Tribute-Democrat newspaper  twice this week, both showcasing experiential learning in action.

Dogs, students learn from each other...

Wednesday's article featured Dr. Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg’s Psychology 420 Course: Canine Learning and Behavior, which is a student favorite. This course combines classroom learning theories with an active behavioral training experience centered around shelter dogs with the aim of giving them a better life through targeted training. The dogs are taught tricks and how to behave, and they form a close bond with the students. At the end of the class, the aim is for the dogs to be adopted and find a new home.

Read the Canine Learning Article

Students create toy cars for kids with disabilities...

Tuesday's headline story shares how majors in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Engineering are working together through the GoBabyGo project. GoBabyGo is a national program that provides modified ride-on cars to children birth to age 3 who experience limited mobility. The whole project aims to give back some quality of life to children who are limited and dependent on help at an early age.

Read the GoBabyGo Article