Cross Contextual Learning: Placements and Partnerships
All of our courses center praxis - the relationship between theory and practice - as a way of learning. Some courses with a partnership involve designated time for travel to an educational site off campus. These partnerships are dynamic cross-institutional/cross-context relationships between teachers and learners. Some are long-standing collaborations and others are newer, but all are active and growing. As a student in one of these courses, you will be the steward of and participant in one of these educational partnerships as a core aspect of your learning in the course, and will be expected to dedicate 4+ hours each week (between 8am-3pm, or 2-6pm) to making visits to the school site or other collaborations within the partnership.
Education courses include placements and relationships in a range of educational settings—classrooms, after-school programs, arts organizations, and online settings. Ranging from two hours per week to full-time student teaching in the certification program, placements and partnerships engage students as observers, assistants, collaborators, curriculum developers, small group facilitators, and workshop leaders.
Titagya Schools, Dalun, Ghana: 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.
University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana: UDS, Ghana's state University for the Northern region, and Bryn Mawr have entered into an educational partnership to support student and faculty collaboration and exchange.