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Faculty-led: Educational Psychology and Relational Learning in Education
Florence, Italy; Reggio Emilia, Italy; Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: KSU applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 01/30/2020 ** 05/14/2020 06/03/2020
NOTE: The start and end dates ARE NOT the official dates set by the program. They are estimated dates. Do not use these dates when planning flights.

** Refer to the brochure page below for official program dates.
Program Description:
Program Description:

Educational Psychology in Italy and
Relational Learning in Italy

Florence, Reggio Emilia, and Rome, Italy

QUICK FACTS

Professor Name: Dr. Anne Morrison
Total Estimated Cost: $3450.00
Eligibility: All Majors; Non-KSU students must first apply as a guest student to participate
Course and Credits: EPSY 29525; EPSY 49525; 3 credits
Program Dates: 2 weeks between May 14-June 3 (Final Dates TBD)
Application Deadline: January 30, 2020
OVERVIEW ​

Course Name and CRN: Educational Psychology 29525; Relational Learning 49525
Location(s):   Italy
KSU Sponsoring College:   LDES
Course Description:  Take Relational Learning in Education class in Italy while enjoying study abroad in Rome, Florence & Tuscany and Reggio Emilia this coming May 2019. Hybrid course at the Kent State University (KSU Florence Center, finishing with an online component in Italy with KSU professor Dr. Anne Morrison).
Examine the social construction of knowledge that takes places in educational relationships. Engage in learning/mentoring experiences as you apply theories of learning to practice. Work one-on-one with peers and/or other students in the process of learning. Examine relational learning practices including the Reggio Emilia approach, mentoring, Vygotsky's socio-cultural learning, and documentation of learning experience. 

3 credit ESPY 29525 in Italy & Online
or
3 credit Hybrid ESPY 49525 in Italy & Online (graduate level class available)
Graduate credit is also available for Masters and Doctoral Levels
 
TENTATIVE ITINERARY

When: 2 1/2 weeks between May 14 and June 3 (tentative dates)

Program highlights/ Itinerary:  
  • April dates TBA  
    • Study Abroad Lunch in Little Italy                                  
    •  Abroad Orientation
    • CLASS 1
    • Dinner with Anne and your parents/significant other at her home                                                             
  • May dates TBA
    • Meeting to assign materials.
    • Meet at Cleveland International Airport
    • Day 1 CLASS 2—Airport
    • Day 2 Arrive Rome am. Transfer to Rome Hotel
      • Explore Rome and make plans for our return.
    • Day 3
      • Visit Ambrit International School in Rome 
    • Day 4
      • Transfer to Florence via coach
      • Arrive Florence take taxis to apartments
      • All class meet for orientation and tour of Florence
    •  Day 5  
      • Meet for class
      • Evening—Free time to explore.                                                                       
    • Day 6  
      • Class Discussion      
      • Galileo Liceo Classico School visit
      •  Afternoon discussion       
    •  Day 7
      • Students lead discussion
      • Process the research environments we have experienced. Discuss what we have learned and how we may look at our research as a result of our experience.
      • Students will lead in a discussion and to a destination related to their research topic.            
      • Cooking Class (optional, price NOT included)                         
    •  Day 8 
      • Reggio Emilia visit
      • Visit REMIDA (Community Educational Recycling Center)
      • Guided visit to the Ray of Light Atelier with an atelierista
      • Introduction and guided visit to the exhibitions of the Malaguzzi International Centre with a pedagogista
      • Education/ community visits: Emphasis on the role of child/community relationships on educational practices                                                                                                                                                                                        
    • Day 9 Class at Palazzo Vettori
    • Days  10 & 11
      • Weekend—Free to explore Italy!! (be safe together)       
    • Day 12
      • Students lead discussion
      • Process the research environments we have experienced. Discuss what we have learned and how we may look at our research as a result of our experience.
      • Students will lead in a discussion and to a destination related to their research topic.            
    • Day 13  
      • Students lead discussion
      • Process the research environments we have experienced. Discuss what we have learned and how we may look at our research as a result of our experience.
      • Students will lead in a discussion and to a destination related to their research topic.                                                                                   
    • Day 14  Class at Palazzo Vettori
    • Day 15  Class at Palazzo Vettori
    • Day 16  Class at Palazzo Vettori
    • Day 17 & 18 Weekend--Free to explore Italy!! (be safe together)  
    • Day 19
      • Explore Rome
      • Free late afternoon to discover Rome
      • Departure Dinner
    • Day 20 Depart Rome to Cleveland 
    • The courses will continue on Blackboard  

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements: Open to all majors, Non-KSU students must first apply as a guest student
Pre-requisites: N/A
Maximum capacity: 16

 
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

Cost includes lodging in Rome and Florence, ground transportation, flight, and Welcome & Farewell dinners.
 
LOCATION AND CDC INFORMATION

You can learn more about your destination, including travel advisories, through the US Department of State website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Italy.html

And through the KSU Library Databases resources here:  http://www.globalroadwarrior.com/

Please visit the CDC travel page for information about any vaccinations you may need or health and safety tips for traveling to your destination:
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/italy

If vaccinations or medicines are needed according to the CDC, you can make arrangements with your healthcare provider or the DeWeese Health Center as soon as possible for appointments.  Appointment openings at the health center are limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time.  Please note that not all immunizations are available at the DeWeese Health Center.  Plan accordingly.
PROGRAM FEES

Estimated $3,450 plus tuition.
OGE Florence Fee:             
 $30.00
KSU Florence Fee:             $150.00
Health Insurance:                $40.00
Estimated Program Fee:                   $1,730.00
Tentative Airfare (RT):    $1,500.00

Tuition: in- and out-of-state, please see www.kent.edu/tuition for current rates

Total Estimated Cost: $3450 plus tuition and personal expenses
 
Payment Instructions:
Payments made out to Kent State University. Rose Onders, in 215 White Hall will handle the $700 deposits due immediately and future payments for an estimated total of $3450.
 
DEADLINES

Application deadline:  January 30, 2020
Payment deadline:  Deposits due November 15, 2018 for lower airfare; later deposits will be accepted for an increased cost.
Withdrawal deadline: Prior to departure.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION

Faculty name:  Dr. Anne Morrison
Email:  amorriso@kent.edu
Phone:   216 408-5015
Office location on campus:   405 White Hall

Brief Bio: Dr. Morrison has been studying abroad with students for almost 20 years. Hundreds of students have been successful in her classes while having an adventure of a lifetime. Students become global scholars as they travel through Italy actively involved in the culture.




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