Global Education: Cultivating innovation in the classroom

 

Course Information

July 2nd – 6th, 2018, UPEACE Campus, Costa Rica

The world is changing at an increasingly fast pace. Are you noticing that the way you communicate, find information, read, learn, and work has changed in the last few years?  Now think about today’s students. Are our classrooms preparing them for all of these changes?

Facing these questions can be quite overwhelming. Global Education: Cultivating innovation in the classroom will give you the space and structure to design an intervention that responds to the central question: “What will be important for your students to know, value and be able to do in a future that’s hard to visualize?”  This course will bring together innovative educational leaders and practitioners from around the world who are committed to forging a new path forward for students.

 


Enrollment

To apply to this course, please fill out our online application (click here).

Topics

This professional development workshop will cover the following topic areas:

  1. Educating in a Changing World: Principles, concepts, frameworks and methodologies for educating in a fast-changing world.
  2. Pedagogies for the 21st Century: The most suitable teaching and learning strategies in an era where content is freely accessible, information overload is the norm, and ‘making things stick’ is an art.
  3. Design Thinking: Design thinking applied to specifically educators who are ready to implement their ideas and build innovative learning environments.
  4. Global Citizenship: Case studies, frameworks, and tools for participants to integrate the values of global citizenship, environmental consciousness, and social justice into future projects.
  5. Storytelling and pitching: As ‘edupreneurs’ and innovators in educational change, learn to communicate your story and connect with the hearts and minds of your audience.
Benefits

By the end of this course, you will have:

  • Received personalized feedback from colleagues and course instructors on your specific career challenges and aspirations.
  • The next step in your career path: a concrete plan in hand to implement an innovative project or program upon return to your home institution.
  • A rejuvenated, positive outlook on the future of education that builds on inspiration gathered during the course.
  • Knowledge of how to foster an environment of innovation and compassion.
  • Deep relationships with a tight-knit network of alumni from the course who are committed to thinking about educating in the 21st Century.
Format

This seminar integrates a combination of classroom time and workshops with targeted field visits that present themes from the classroom in real life situations. Lectures are offered on the campus of the University for Peace, with field trips around the greater San Jose area.

Enrollment is limited to 18 participants.

The Centre is happy to help participants arrange a pre- or post-course activity in Costa Rica. This could include Spanish language school, a visit to the beach or ziplining.

Course Cost

$1,450 per participant.
Enroll with someone else and each will receive a 15% discount.
This tuition fee includes course materials, field visits, coffee breaks, and five lunches.
All participants will be awarded a certificate from UPEACE Centre for Executive Education upon completion of the course.

Who Should Enroll?

Innovative educators at all levels – teachers, university professors, administrators and non-formal educators – are the primary target audience. However, anyone who considers himself or herself an ‘educator’ and who is interested in being an changemaker in the education world will benefit tremendously from this course.

Course Facilitators

The course is led by Mohit Mukherjee, an innovator in the education space, focused on developing and delivering curriculum in the area of Global Education and Social Innovation Education. While providing leadership to the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education, Mohit has also taken on leadership roles in higher education, as VP as Watson U (2016-7) and as Managing Director of FIU Global. He is also the founder of Changemaker International, which focuses on youth and social entrepreneurship.

Mohit has his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and did his Master’s at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Mohit currently lives in Florida, spending about one week/month in Costa Rica.

Kate Wand is a global educator with a decade of experience teaching in the United States, Latin America, mainland China, and South Africa. Her passion lies in the intersections between education, the arts, and social justice. Inspired by the philosophies of bell hooks and Paolo Freire, Kate firmly believes the classroom is a place where students can flourish as active agents of change in their own lives, their community, and the world.

Kate is a graduate of Quaker education and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Change Education from Hampshire College (Amherst, MA, USA) and a Masters of Arts degree in Theatre Education from Emerson College (Boston, MA, USA). Kate is a Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner, nature enthusiast, and proud member of the Wentworth Organisation of Women (Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa).

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