June 11 - 23, 2019
(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)
Education in Chinese Culture explores the context of teaching and learning in Chinese society, both within and outside of the classroom. This program critically examines different perspectives on education and culture while also exploring anxieties and aspirations about schools, the ways that popular culture and the standardized testing system influence schooling and the impact of central governance and regional dynamics on teaching and learning. The program also considers what roles schools play in the Chinese society as well as the specific dimensions and practices of schools in China.
On this faculty-directed program, participants will receive 64 hours of class time in China and will travel with the instructor to visit Chinese K-12 schools and universities, sit in classrooms with Chinese students to gain a real-life experience of Chinese school culture and engage in discussions with Chinese students on Chinese and American education. Furthermore, authentic materials such as museum artifacts will be examined. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct on-site interviews to gain first-hand materials regarding Chinese education - past and present. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to visit cultural and historical sites to develop an understanding of the rich culture in which education is an integral part.
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- Visit two of the eight wonders of the world - The Great Wall of China and the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horse.
- Visit Chinese K-12 schools and sit in classes to experience the Chinese way of teaching and learning.
- Interact with Chinese students and teachers on topics that are of the same interest and conduct interviews with them.
- Study Chinese calligraphy and painting on a Chinese university campus and learn about the magic of Chinese characters.
- Visit the world-renowned Shanghai Museum to see artifacts which are thousands of years old.
This application page is open to community educators, undergraduate and graduate participants from all academic disciplines, as well as community members, faculty and staff, who have been approved by the Program Director, and who do not wish to earn academic credit for participating on this program. To earn academic credit, participants should apply instead through this page.
For More Info, contact:
Dr. Huajing Xiu Maske, faculty member in the Department of Curriculum Instruction and Director of the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute, email@example.com
Mr. Laurence Tuccori, EA Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants who apply through this page will not receive academic credit. To participate on the program and earn academic credit, apply here!
Housing & Meals
Participants will reside in university guest houses and hotels for the duration of the program. Most meals will be provided by the UK Confucius Institute, but students will be responsible for the cost of all other meals on their own. Please contact the Program Director, Dr. Huajing Maske, for more information.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Costs and Budget" information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses. .