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Go Global VT is pleased to announce a new professional learning opportunity for educators and student leaders. ​

UVM College of Education & Social Services (CESS) Summer Travel Study Course

EDTE 295: Comparative Education Across Cultures - Sustainability and Mindfulness through Travel to Bhutan and Nepal
Dates: July 11 - July 24, 2019
Co-Facilitators: Dr. Alan Tinkler and Dr. Mary Lynn Riggs
3 UVM graduate credits
Detailed course description (PDF) 
This course will examine the role of humility, mindfulness, and place when designing learning experiences to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Particular focus will be given to the way culture informs learning. The course will offer a range of engaged learning experiences, including conversations with school leaders, researchers, educators, learners, and community partners to amplify understanding about the importance of place and culture when designing curriculum and learning that supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


The course will also deepen understanding of both the American context and the Bhutanese/Nepalese context through learning and experiencing ourselves and others. The course will also enrich our understanding of Bhutan and Nepal, including attention to curriculum and pedagogy. Through reflection and peer-to-peer learning, the course will also look to build independence and confidence while exploring new places and customs. Finally, the intention is for the experience to inform future practice and surface the importance of culture in disciplinary learning.

Registration deadline: March 22, 2019

Sign up now to reserve your spot!

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