Live, Study, and Work this Summer in the BiCo and Northern Ghana: Learning and Unlearning, Thinking and Rethinking
Lagim Tehi Tuma (“Thinking Together” in Dagbani), is a BiCo fellowship with the community of Dalun, Ghana that combines intensive team-building, collaborative study, and education-focused projects to foster dialogue about culture, power, history, and learning: to think together, which often entails unlearning received knowledge and shifting received frameworks for understanding. Led by Education Professor Alice Lesnick and a Dalun- and BiCo-based team, and in collaboration with the University of Development Studies in Tamale, Fellows work with a local preschool, the community radio station, and an Internet training centre.
PROGRAM STRUCTURE: Fellows -- 3 from HC and 3 from BMC -- engage in one week of home-based study, writing, Dagbani learning, and online communication followed by one week of continued study, team building, and planning at Bryn Mawr. They then travel to Accra for an academic orientation at the University of Ghana-Legon, then to Dalun to join with 3 Fellows from the University for Development Studies for 6 weeks of continued study, internship/action research, Dagbani lessons, reflection (group and individual), and community and area experiences. The BiCo group will then return home for one week of debriefing, assessment and self-assessment, and academic planning.
Deadline: February 5, 2017
Questions: Professor Alice Lesnick (email@example.com).