ENROLL IN UPCOMING OPEN MINDS SERIES
Learning for Peace
Beginning in the Winter Semester of 2003
- The Balkan States Cultural Education Program
- The Middle East Cultural Education Program
- The Irish Cultural Education Program
- The South Asian Cultural Education Program
- The Central Africa Cultural Education Program
- The Greece and Turkey Cultural Education Program
- EU Enlargement an in-depth analysis of the implications for
candidate and current member states
- South Africa slow emergence from the long shadow of apartheid
- China challenges and opportunites for the 21st century
- Latin and South America balancing rich resources and volatile economies
- East Asia and the Pacific economies in transition - the population factor
OPEN will be offering schools around the world, for students aged 12-18, in-depth semester-length and year-long study programs on specific cultures that have suffered years of conflict and social strife; cultures that are struggling to find their way to a lasting peace.
Students will collaborate, working in small study groups with their international peers on specific projects related to the culture under study through Web-based applications on the Internet, via "live" videoconferencing sessions, and other media delivery platforms.
Projects will include detailed investigations of the science and technology, the art and crafts, literature, poetry, music, history, economies, political systems, and the natural environments of each culture in the series.
Schools can choose the multidisciplinary approach to learning or select from individual subject study modules. OPEN will help organize program participants into small workgroups and will manage "live" videoconference forums with student and expert presenters.
Teachers will receive a lesson plan package and have access to OPEN program developers to help integrate the OPEN MINDS Learning for Peace series into ongoing curriculum or into special project programs for students.
George Newman, founder of OPEN, states, "What better way to get to know one another's cultures than for you to share between one another a meaningful exchange of information and knowledge?!" Technology and new media allows for a meaningful "live" as well as an asynchronous ongoing exchange of ideas between students and teachers when travel abroad is not feasible."
Please read what the press, students, teachers and school administrators had to say about the introductory Learning for Peace program
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Please also be on the lookout for upcoming OPEN international collaborative learning programs:
- Journeys to Living Labs - program on endangered species and scientific inquiry
- Water - Source of Life - program on water use and water quality worldwide
- How to Build a City - Students creating and rebuilding communities together
- Robots Are Us - program on robotics, next generation computing and nanotechnology
- Biotechnology and Agribusiness - the biotechnology revolution and its implications
- Music of the World - music and music history from all corners of the planet
- Language and Thought - the roots of language and the development of the mind
- Earth II - the search for life beyond earth and finding an earth-like planet "nearby"
- Environmental Hot Zones - how to preserve the earth's most biologically diverse areas
- Creativity - an exploration of the human creative spirit through history