Curriculum and goals cbah

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Curriculum and goals cbah

  1. 1. Goals, Objectives,& Curriculum
  2. 2. Program GoalTo help study abroad participants understandCambodia’s cultural transformation as atit opens up to the world after years ofconflict, and to participate in this processthrough fieldwork in health and thearts.
  3. 3. ProgramObjectives• Expose participants to Cambodian culture• Provide the opportunity to define career objectives• Foster cultural sensitivity• Engage participants in critical thinking
  4. 4. Participant Objectives• Cambodian culture• History and politics• Cultural theoriesKnowledge• Intercultural communication• Research using local resources• Professional skills in area of interestSkills• Strive towards personal growth• Embrace continuous learning• Maintain positive outlooksAttitudes• Think critically about identity• Understand cultural significance• Act as responsible and ethical global citizensAwareness
  5. 5. CurriculumOrientation(weeks 1-3)• Introduction toKhmer Language• History, Cultureand Politics• Excursions• Health & SafetyMainCoursework(weeks 4-16)• NGO FieldworkPlacement• PUC CourseRelating toFieldwork• PUC ElectiveCoursesFinal Presentations& ClosingCeremonies(week 17)• 30-minutepresentations• Dinner with hostfamilies andCulture Partners
  6. 6. Excursions & Activities•Angkor Wat•Clinics & Hospitals•Floating village•Tonle Sap Lake•Speakers & Lectures•Landmine Museum•D’Angkor artisan workshops & silk farm•National Museum and Palace•Cambodian traditional healer’s association•Night market•Cooking class•Local conferences•Dance ceremony•Cambodian Living Arts•Killing Fields•Wildlife Sanctuary•Optional trips…
  7. 7. Participant Blogs•Set up during week 1•Weekly (checked andevaluated by RD)•Connect theories andcoursework to experiencesand observations
  8. 8. Weekly Meetings•Dinners with RD (and otherstaff)•Share experiences•Reflection and Processing•Group dynamics•Health & Safety De-brief
  9. 9. Culture Partners (CPs)• PUC students – orient to campus/courses• Interest in culture/language exchange• Assist in cultural adjustment• Link to community• Help with logistics
  10. 10. Paññāsāstra University ofCambodia (PUC)•Vision: Peace, Social Justice andEmpowerment through Education•Est. 1997, operating since 2000•Private institution with diverse facultyand academic offerings•Founded by Cambodian expatriatesfrom U.S. to contribute to development
  11. 11. • November 25-30• Final Presentations• “Thanksgiving” Dinner• Program Wrap-upFinal Week

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