Armchair Travel: An Active Learning Approach to Increasing Global Awareness and Participant Self-Efficacy.

Della C. Sampson, Mary Jo Jackson


With the increasing emphasis on student involvement in learning and the internalization of the curriculum, business schools are faced with the challenge of providing an active learning approach to global awareness. However, student’s low self- efficacy involving international experiences influences their participation and performance in these endeavors. This paper describes a classroom exercise designed to increase student’s self-efficacy regarding global experiences. It uses an active learning approach and focuses on a hypothetical international travel experience.

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