EDUC 403 Connecting Home, Social, Community
EDUC 404 The Holistic Fine Arts Approach
EDUC 405 Classroom Management
EDUC 485 Professional Practicum
EDUC 488 Mentored Practicum
- Sybil Keesbury, Associate Professor, Tift College of Education
- Michelle Vaughn, Associate Professor, Tift College of Education
This project is focused on teaching school aged students and providing professional leaning to the teachers in the village of Bungamati, Nepal. Bungamati is about 30 minutes south of Kathmandu, Nepal. Through a partnership with the Partnership for Sustainable Development (PSD), a non-governmental, social development organization that aims to support the poorest and most vulnerable communities in Nepal, Mercer On Mission will work with the PSD staff to assist with their mission of transformation efforts.
We will be providing service the month of June, 2019 at Tri-Ratna Cooperative School in Bungamati where Mercer University students and faculty will work closely with the students, teachers, and community members of Bungamati.
The programs’ service-learning project will be focused around teaching. The school we will be working offers a six-day school week. The start of the program will consist of observation so that Mercer students and faculty can become familiar with the classroom culture. Mercer students will work with the cooperating teacher each day planning and instructing after the observation perio. During teaching, Mercer students will demonstrate best practices in their classroom that will be observed by the cooperating teacher in hopes that transfer of knowledge will take place. The Mercer students and faculty will also provide professional learning focusing on the topics of planning, student engagement and assessment.
Tentative Travel Dates –
Depart Atlanta June 4, 2019
Return to Atlanta June 28, 2019
For more information, e-mail MercerOnMission@mercer.edu or call (478) 301-2992.