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1 Educational Foundations and Mathematics Education in Peru May Interim 2009 Educational Foundations – Human Development Math Ed − International Comparative Math Ed Seminar

2 A Few Reasons for Studying Abroad Studying abroad is a life-changing experience: you’ll meet new people, learn about new cultures, learn another language, see someplace new; You’ll learn about yourself and become more independent and confident, able to handle new and different situations; It gives you a new perspective that is invaluable in learning about education; Have something to talk about at job interviews— STAND OUT to future employers.

3 Courses Take up to 7 credits –3 credits of Educational Foundations (435) –3 credits of Mathematics Education (420* or 490) –1 credit of study abroad Examine the similarities and differences of education practices in the US and Peru, including –How schools are organized -Public and Private Schools –Teacher preparation and training-Curricula and standards Study learning theories while you yourself are learning about a new culture! Create a mathematics curriculum project and teach in a Peruvian middle school classroom Study and experience different cultural attitudes towards the nature of mathematics and mathematics education

4 What Will We Be Doing? 1 week of course work on UWO campus 1 ½ weeks of classes in Lima and 1 ½ weeks traveling Field trips during class days to public and private schools, governmental agencies, and international organizations - School visits - Peruvian Ministry of Education - Nonprofit Education Groups - Development Projects in Lima - Markets - Teach in a Peruvian school Week long tour around Peru including jungle lodge, boating and hiking in the rainforest, hiking the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.

5 Where is Peru?

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7 The modern Universidad del Pacifico in Lima will be the location of our classes & guest seminars. Where do we study?

8 What’s Lima Look Like?

9 Where do we stay?

10 Schools we visit

11 Teaching in a Peruvian School

12 Try delicious and exciting new foods.

13 Can I shop?

14 We’ll Travel Down the Pacific Coast…

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16 Puerto Maldonado and the Amazon Rainforest Puerto Maldonado is a dynamic, young and bustling frontier city, on the Madre de Dios River, and the capital of Madre de Dios Department. Virgin forest covers 98% of Madre de Dios, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world.

17 We will hike and boat through the rainforest, stay in a jungle lodge, and visit an indigenous community.

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19 We’ll visit Cusco, the center of the Incan Sacred Valley

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21 We’ll Tour the Incan Sacred Valley

22 Experience Incan Mathematics First Hand

23 We’ll Hike to Machu Picchu… The trail goes over an Andean pass, and climbs down to Machu Picchu through cloudforest.

24 Hike the Inca Trail…

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27 When and How Much? May 18-June 13, 2009 Estimated base trip cost (including tuition, airfare, hotel, transportation, books/readings) is $3500. Financial Aid is available to eligible students. APPLICATION DEADLINE is Fri. Feb 6, 2009.

28 For More Information Contact Eric Kuennen or Peter Meyerson Visit our website at Visit the Office of International Education in Dempsey 146


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