Mexico - College of Education
July 12 - July 22, 2010
As participants in this service learning educational collaborative project with other TAMU system colleges of education, Tarleton students will contribute their unique educational program knowledge (Kinesiology, Psychology and Curriculum & Instruction) to children in the adopted school of Las Clavellinas, Mexico. Students will also experience cultural immersion activities exploring history, art, architecture and traditions in Mexico.
PSYCH 3303 - Educational Psychology
Dr. Stephanie Robertson
An application of psychological theories and principles to teaching and learning. Topics will include theories of human development, learning, and motivation, and how these impact the processes of teaching and learning.The course will also include the impact of cultural diversity on the learning process and standardized testing. Credit for both EDU 3303 and PSYC 3303 will not be awarded. Students seeking teacher certification must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.
Active participation in all aspects of the Study Abroad Experience is required. Students will be assigned a child with whom to work for the duration of the project, and will be expected to administer the prescribed assessments to the child. Students will then write their findings into an educational summary of development. Upon return to Texas, students will compete the same battery and report of development with a local student (similar in age and gender). Finally, cultural norms will be established (if they exist), and students will be expected to view differences through the lenses of several areas of diversity including economic differences, religious differences, family constellation, nutrition, and gender roles. They will discuss these differences in a final reflection.
PSYCH 2314 - Lifespan Growth and Development
Dr. Trina Geye
A lifespan study of the development of human beings from conception to death. The growth and developmental patterns of the eight age groups are studied with attention directed to experimental evidence, case studies, and contemporary theories. May not be counted as part of the professional education component for teacher certification.
Active participation in all aspects of the Study Abroad Experience is required. Students will be assigned a portion of the physical facilities and/or scheduled educational actives to assess for accessibility based upon comparative standards (U.S.) and Universal Design Principles. Upon returning to Texas, students will complete the same assessment on a comparable location or activity. Students will examine differences accessibility through various lenses, including availability of education, socio-cultural views on disability, and applicable laws. They will discuss these differences in a final reflection.
KINE 4085/5385 - Seminar: Assessing Health and Fitness in Mexico
Students will enroll in 6 hours of undergraduate or graduate credit
Ms. Amy McKay
An introduction to current issues and trends in youth-related fitness. Attention will be given to cultural comparisons between youth in Stephenville, Texas and Las Clavellinas, Mexico. All students will participate in the development and admission of games and activities to enhance the fitness level of the local youth.
KINE 4085/5385 - Seminar: Fitness Industry Trends in Mexico
Ms. Amy McKay
An introduction to relevant wellness issues that are common across the world. In-depth discussions will be conducted at the conclusion of each day in Las Clavellinas.
- PSYC 4390 - Child Development Across Cultures (Dr. Stephanie Robertson)
- PSYC 4390 - Accessibility Across Cultures (Dr. Trina Geye)
- KINE 4085/5385 (Ms. Amy McKay)
Does not include tuition and fees
If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months past your program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas "If Applicable" well before your program begins. For more information about obtaining and renewing passports visit the U.S. Passports & International Travel.
International Education Scholarship
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