Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Third International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Applied learning through international collaboration: Using research on domestic violence as a learning tool
Jose Luis Gamez Hernandez, Cristina Hidalgo López, Maria de los Angeles Surian Barrios, David William Tushaus

Last modified: 29-05-2017


This article describes how applied learning may be achieved through a research project on an international scale. The research for this article was conducted by three Missouri Western State University (MWSU) exchange students in collaboration with the MWSU professor in charge of managing the project. This research involves an analysis of Domestic Violence. The main purpose of this study is to show what can be learned in the academic field through research from the perspective of advanced level students. This article will go over the processes the students followed to conduct good investigative work as well as the skills and abilities the researchers have mastered by working on this project. Such investigative work is comprised of three different approaches. The students were free to develop the research to explore the legal perspective, a sociological approach, and the area of prevention of Domestic Violence. Each approach goes into the analysis of Domestic Violence to give a multidisciplinary understanding of this phenomenon. Lastly, the paper offers examples of the results obtained from surveys conducted in Nepal by the MWSU professor and Nepal NGO.

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