Field studies as practiced by New Century College’s Field Studies at SAIL (FS) is an immersion model in which classroom material is explored and applied within a given field experience. FS courses are innovative, combining scholarly research with practical application. They are designed and facilitated by Mason faculty and affiliates and the courses are experienced-based.
FS defines “field experience” broadly to encompass a wide spectrum ranging from the natural world to human populations in their respective social and cultural contexts and settings, including how individuals behave in families, neighborhoods, and communities. Within these field experiences, students apply their theoretical classroom knowledge in “real world” settings, through the collection of empirical data (whether quantitative or qualitative), which then becomes theoretically interpreted using a praxis model of application. Field experiences offered through Field Studies at SAIL create educational experiences that bridge the classroom and the community.
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