Ed 250: Literacies and Education

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Welcome! 

This is the online community conversation and resources space for Education 250: Literacies and Education, a course in the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program taught by Professor Alice Lesnick.  Please feel free to join us -- via individual and course blogs and mico-blogs (via Twitter) -- as we explore literacy learning as a process of ongoing personal, cultural, and political negotiation and invention among and across people’s ways with words. The focal contexts of our studies will be the U.S. and West Africa, specifically Northern Ghana, where some of us will travel over spring break as part of the interdisciplinary cluster of courses making up 360: Learning and Narrating Childhoods.  

 

Course Syllabus

About the Learning and Narrating Childhoods 360

Twitter feed

About Titagya Schools and Ghana

Titagya Partnership Blog

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Class Trip Blog

 

 

Interactive Blogging: Reflections, Connections, Questions, and Information


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[ED250] Resources about Titagya Schools and Ghana

Here are some resources to inform you about Titagya Schools, education in Ghana, and Ghanaian history.
 
Dagbani video (Note, we will practice these introductory phrases in the language of Dalun, though the pronunciation varies slightly in some respects from the video, made in a different locale. This video by a Volunteer for Sight volunteer also contains basic introductory material about the North.) http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad/ghana/tamale-preparation/dagbani

Titagya Web site http://titagyaschools.org/wordpress/
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[ED250] Titagya Blog

A resource: the blog for the partnership between Titagya Schools and the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program.

From the Titagya blog,

This web page is designed as a place to collect and generate ideas, experiences, and connections useful to developing a partnership between the Titagya program to build preschools and kindergartens in Northern Ghana and the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program, at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, outside of Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  To begin, the partnership is focusing on exploring cross-cultural curriculum development, with a focus on the themes of conflict resolution and the role of creativity, interaction, and play in learning.

We will not be actively contributing to this blog in ED250, but it is still a repository of learning from Bi-Co students in past Education classes.

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[ED250] Twitter Feeds

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[ED250] Syllabus

The syllabus "lives" on Google Docs. It may change throughout the semester, so check the online version for the most current information about assignments.

Click for the syllabus (opens in a new window).