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Professor John Brock’s 2020 Study Tours

ESTONIA

2019 Tour Dates: June 1 – 11

  • The Global Economic Education Alliance offered an 11-day Study Tour to Estonia & Latvia for eight to ten K-12 school teachers from throughout the United States. The Study Tour was led by Professor John Brock, Director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS), and Elbe Metsatalu Director of the Association of Teachers of Economics Estonia.

  • This tour provided a unique educational opportunity for teachers to exchange ideas, teaching methodology and experiences in economic education with Estonian and Latvian educators as well as colleagues from other states within the U.S.

  • This Study Tour to the Baltics was a highly effective way of learning about an economy and experiencing firsthand, not only the educational system, but also the reality of everyday life. Teachers who have participated in such international exchange often remark that it was “an experience of a lifetime.” The objective is that teachers return to their classrooms with renewed appreciation of the importance of economics and enthusiasm for economics education. Students will ultimately gain from their teacher’s life-changing experience.

  • For additional thoughts about the value of GEEA Study Tours, you are encouraged to read the Post-Study Tour teacher reflections on the GEEA website, www.globaleconed.org.
     

PERU

2019 Tour Dates: June 14 – 26

  • The Global Economic Education Alliance offered a 13-day Study Tour to Peru for eight to ten K-12 school teachers from throughout the United States. The Study Tour was led by Professor John Brock, Director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS), and Professor Claudia Sicoli, Director of the Centro de Educación Económica de la Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) in Lima, Peru.

  • This tour provided a unique educational opportunity for teachers to exchange ideas, teaching methodology and experiences in economic education with Peruvian educators as well as colleagues from other states within the U.S.

  • This Study Tour to Peru was a highly effective way of learning about an economy and experiencing firsthand, not only the educational system, but also the reality of everyday life. Teachers who have participated in such international exchange often remark that it was “an experience of a lifetime.” The objective is that teachers return to their classrooms with renewed appreciation of the importance of economics and enthusiasm for economics education. Students will ultimately gain from their teacher’s life-changing experience.

  • For additional thoughts about the value of such a Study Tour, you are encouraged to read the Post-Study Tour teacher reflections on the GEEA website, www.globaleconed.org.