2020 will likely mark the most trying moment in a generation not only for our global society but also for the instruction and application of international education for millions of students worldwide.
However, the skills, attitudes, and dispositions taught in global education have never been more valuable: resiliency, cooperation, critical thinking, and empathy. These program opportunities provide intentional, thoughtful experiences for students to evolve these skills through active, focused studies of issues of global significance, customized for particular student needs.
Cohort 2: July 13-July 24
Gaming the System: Understanding How (and Why) We Play
Discovery of Passions
Learning of Consequence
Community and Connection
Removing the travel destination from a global education program is an extraordinary gift; it enables designers to truly orient participants towards learning objectives rather than the perceived intrigue of one destination.
This program is not a virtual class, or a set of video conference calls, or a guided study of packets and articles.
This program is an intentionally and thoughtfully designed experience for students that engages their whole selves, pushes their comfort zones, and helps them discover their passions.
Building on half a semester of virtual learning, students will use their voices, test ideas, grapple with complexity, have complex conversations, and synthesize their thinking as global learners.
GROUP FRAMING & INQUIRY
Essential questions process on the program theme that will serve us throughout the program.
Students meet with professionals in fields
related to the program theme.
HOME BASE &
Students have daily touchpoints with the group, both structured and unstructured.
Students work in small groups on consequential & summative projects.
Materials, food items, relevant books, art supplies, a journal, and more!
Observation walks, interviews, public speaking practice, and identity mapping complement virtual learning.
Individual and group-based reflections that draw students’ metacognition of their learning.
Students give TED Talk style presentations that inform their peers and program stakeholders.
Post-program student learning evaluations and outcomes reports.
Careful attention to detail is leveraged to customize Beyond Travel programming.
Far more than a string of webinars, Beyond Travel programs are designed with the framework we use for travel programming, guided by a conceptualization of the program learning objectives and the emotional, mental, and collaborative experience we intend for students.
Is the group appropriately onboarded such that a community of trust and collaboration is established? How will the program closing inspire students towards action?
Do students have a role and stake in the success of the program?
What is the narrative arc of the experience? What is the emotional arc of the experience?
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