Course Details for Dr. Mike DiCicco - Summer - 2020

Exploring Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning in Ghana

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Assistant Professor - Literacy Education (More Info)

Faculty:
Dr. Mike DiCicco (More Info)

Course:
Exploring Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning in Ghana

Program Dates:
June 04, 2020 —June 24, 2020

Honors Credit:
Available

WKU Course:
EDU 200 (H)

Discipline(s):
Education

Course Description:
This class provides a unique opportunity for American students to involve themselves as teaching assistants in a P-6 African school. Through daily interaction with both local teachers and students in Aboadze Ghana participants will be able to explore the influences of socioeconomic political ethnic and religious factors on classroom practices and pupils life experiences. Education majors will be partnered with a Ghanaian teacher but non-education majors could serve as an assistant in another area of the school. Also included are cultural explorations to historic sites on the Cape Coast associated with the slave trade and to the capital city of Accra.

Prerequisites:
Sophomore standing and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher or consent of instructor. Honors Credit: Eligibility for Honors courses on the students home campus. Graduate Credit: A bachelors degree.

Physical Activity Requirements:
Travel to Ghana requires a visa and a yellow fever vaccination. No one may enter Ghana without the visa and proof of yellow fever vaccination. Students are responsible for the visa and vaccination. Information will be provided on the CCSA web site by the end of September 2019.

Course Highlights:
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