Japan EDUC 510i

Cognition and Learning

This course encompasses a cross-cultural approach for developing a deep understanding of human cognition and learning with an emphasis on implications for educators and educational researchers. While in Tokyo, students will engage in a variety of learning activities such as Japanese lesson study, action research forum and elementary/middle school visits. Students will have first-hand experiences to learn about Japanese teaching methods/philosophy focused on the social and personal development of children. Students will also have a variety of opportunities to interact with Japanese K-12 teachers, students and university students at Waseda University. The program cost includes hotel stay in the heart of Tokyo (Shinjyuku district), daily buffet breakfast, Tokyo metropolitan train pass and a half day city tour with plenty of free time to explore the city on your own. 

Important Dates Date
Application Deadline February 5, 2016
Travel Dates June 25 - July 3 2016
Pre-Trip Sessions

June 6,9/13 & 16  4pm-6:50pm 

June 20, 23 (Online)

Post-Trip sessions July 18 and 22, 2016 (Online)
Expense Cost
USD Tuition $2,100
Global Study Fee $   350
Estimated Travel Costs $1,500*
Total Estimated Expense: $3,950

* Airfare not included


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Please note: 

1. The estimated program costs includes accommodation, transportation for in-country program activities, some meals and program costs. Students will need to budget for some additional meals and incidental costs.

2. Upon registration, you will be billed a non-refundable $150 deposit.

3. When you receive confirmation that you have been accepted to the course, you need to book your own flights.

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