Education as a liberal art has one foot in the academy and one foot in the community. Thus, in addition to extensive exploration (and creation) of educational research theory, Education courses typically include field placements in a range of educational settings -- classrooms, after-school programs, arts organizations, adult learning centers, online settings, and even a correctional facility. Ranging from two hours per week in the introductory course to full-time student teaching in the certification program, these placements engage students as observers, assistants, curriculum developers, and workshop leaders.
The Education Program can provide students with tokens or train tickets for their field travel. To request either, submit a request for SEPTA train tickets and tokens. Or, to request reimbursement for costs already incurred, submit a request for transportation reimbursement. Please note that the Bryn Mawr Controller's Office processes travel reimbursement requests once each month – on the LAST Monday of each month for payment on the first Monday of the following month. Please submit requests by noon on the last Monday of the month.
Since 2011, Alison Cook-Sather has also been the Jean Rudduck Visiting Scholar at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. In this role she runs an annual conference in Cambridge that brings together scholars, teachers, students, and policy makers from around the world.
Philadelphia. For the past 8 years, Education facuty and students have engaged in a multi-pronged partnership including curriculum development, cross-visits to classes, linked course projects, classroom assistance, and more. One example is the “diablog project” (http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/DiaBlog) in which high school and college students exchanged online on topics in educational reform.
Since 2010, the Education Program has been working with an early education project in Northern Ghana by supporting student interns; co-creating and co-leading teacher workshops; and facilitating cross-cultural exchange and dialogue.
Dalun BiCo Action Research Fellowship
Now in its third year, The Bi-Co Dalun Summer Action Research Fellowship, is a 10-week learning program, beginning with an interactive intensive on team building, knowledge building, and skill building, followed by a series of projects with the US team and Ghanaian partners — community leaders and counterpart students — to do and share research on a series of topics and to imagine ways to bring this research into various community goals and contexts. More information here.
Ghana's state University for the Northern region. UDS and Bryn Mawr have entered into an educational partnership to support student and faculty collaboration and exchange.
Cristo Rey partners with the eudcation program to sponsor the dialogue project through which high school students act as teacher educators sharing their insights and perspectives with pre-service teachers becoming certified with our program.
A play based progressive preschool and kindergraden with sites at Bryn Mawr and Haverford. The sites host BiCo students in many learning support roles.
U School, Baldwin School, Shipley School, Agnes Irwin, Lower Merion School District, School District of Philadelphia, Center for Creative Works, PALM (Positive Aging in Lower Merion). FACTS Chater School, Science Leadership Academy, Puentes de Salud, Aclamo, Overbrook Elementry, and many more.
Ed Talks: A place to share field work experiences, reflections and talk about current events in education with other Bi-Co students. Like Ed Talks on Facebook.