6-day course, starting on July 22, 2013, UPEACE Campus, Costa Rica.
The world is changing at an extremely rapid pace, affecting the essence of how we learn, interact, and work. As educators, we are charged with creating learning experiences to equip our students for a future that is hard to visualize and impossible to predict. This week-long seminar is designed for educators working in formal and informal settings, within institutions and in grassroots community contexts. The Earth Charter will be presented and discussed as a unique educational framework for bringing values of global citizenship into educational processes.
It will cover the following topic areas:
- Educating in a Changing World: Principles, concepts, frameworks and methodologies for educating in a fast-changing world.
- Pedagogies for the 21st Century: The most suitable teaching and learning strategies in an era where information overload is the norm and ‘stickiness’ is an art.
- Positive Education: The potential of Appreciative Inquiry and Positive Psychology in transforming the educational experience.
- Design Thinking for Innovative Teaching and Learning: Applying the principles of design thinking to education to build creative confidence.
- Education for Sustainable Development: Using the Earth Charter and applying it’s principles to different educational contexts.
- Pura Vida Day: Possible activities include hiking, canopy tour, horseback riding, coffee tours…
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The seminar is designed to be practical and hands-on, with space for sharing and reflection. The mornings will be typically spent on the campus of the University for Peace, complemented by afternoon fieldtrips and workshops. This travelling seminar will end in the scenic cloud forest region of Monteverde, where we will spend two nights together and conclude the week-long experience .
For participants interested in receiving graduate credit for this course,
- Enrollment is limited to 18 just participants
- All participants will be awarded a certificate from United Nations mandated University for Peace’s Centre for Executive Education upon completion of the course
By the end of this course participants will have:
- Examined the challenges facing educators in light of changes in society, information flows, advancing technologies, and more.
- Built the knowledge, skills, and perspectives necessary for responding creatively and proactively to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
- Been exposed to readings, cases, online resources, frameworks and a growing network of alumni who are engaged in similar endeavors.
$2,450 for international participants.
Enroll with someone else and each will receive a 15% discount.
This tuition fee includes all course materials, hotel accommodation, lunches and the transportation.
All participants will be awarded a certificate from UPEACE Centre for Executive Education upon completion of the course.
Who Should Enroll?
Educators at all levels – teachers, university professors, administrators and nonformal educators, are the primary target audience. However, anyone who considers himself or herself an ‘educator’ will benefit tremendously from this week.
If you are interested in earning 3 graduate credit for this course, there is an additional tuition of $550. For more information on this, e-mail Karen Visoná at: email@example.com.
Mohit Mukherjee is the Director of the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education and a faculty member at UPEACE where he teaches a variety of courses, including ‘Sustainable Development Education’ and ‘Foundation in Peace and Conflict Studies’. Prior to this position, he led the Education Programme of the Earth Charter Initiative, an international nonprofit organization. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and his Master’s from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Mary Ann Kahl, Ed.D. Co-Founder of Teach Me Peace Inc.
Dr. Kahl’s professional work includes that of elementary teacher, principal, superintendent, and university department chair. She has earned a M.Ed. and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She has written and presented internationally on organizational systems, technology integration, project based learning, and diversity. Her unique training includes coursework Authentic Leadership in Action and HumaNext.
Valerie Schmitz, Ed.D., Ph.D. Co-Founder of Teach Me Peace Inc.
Dr. Schmitz’ professional work includes that of middle school teacher, technology director, instructional designer, principal, elearning director, and university instructor. She has written and presented internationally on Social Networking, organizational systems, technology integration, project based learning, and global education. Dr. Schmitz is also an alumni of Authentic Leadership in Action and HumaNext.
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