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ED544SL Special Projects: Healthy Environments and Inclusive Education in a Global Society

This course presents students with the opportunity to engage in research and projects on topics related to global education for students with special needs in a variety of disciplines. In-country service-learning placements, collaboration, and team-building activities regarding culturally responsive practices are integral to the course. Students will prepare research projects and presentations for international education audiences. There will be opportunities to work with local universities and schools through coordinated meetings with members of the local communities in support of students with special needs. This partnership allows students to showcase their research, reflect on their work with community partners, enhance their presentation skills, and share their knowledge of pedagogical practice and theory. This course will have a service learning project with dedicated hours of at least 20% or 20 hours of the course. (3)