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    Schola Empirica: Education: The Future of School

    Schola Empirica: Education: The Future of School


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Czech Republic
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Debate, International Relief, Teaching
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Career Clusters: Education and Training
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    In educational circles, some question the relevance of current approaches. When the internet offers information at the click of a mouse, what’s the point of education and pedagogy? Under the pressure of maintaining high performance, education has been reduced to securing tested skills as an end in itself. Education is no longer for the purpose of developing a vision of ourselves and of the society we would like to live in.

    Start your best summer in Europe with Prague Summer Schools. Prague Summer Schools are weeklong academic programs, organized annually by SCHOLA EMPIRICA, a Prague-based NGO. Apply until 10 of February and get 50 EUR OFF.

    The Summer School will address the issues of effective teaching and mediating knowledge in the current world. We will investigate what is the role of the teacher starting from the early days to the lifelong learning processes; it will explore the new trends in teaching and look into their effectiveness. We will also examine how other social agents – parents, tutors and peers – (may) contribute to the education process.

    Many students participating in our program counted our summer schools towards their degrees, usually receiving 3-4 ECTS.  Students who wish to receive credits for attending a summer school needs to negotiate the amount of credits with their home university. We can provide those who are interested with a confirmation of completion of the program.

    Program fee:

    The program fee for Early Bird applications (February 10, 2024): 840 EUR

    The program fee for students who submit their applications after February 10, 2024: 890 EUR

    The fee includes: 

    Tuition and reading materials;Student’s handbook;Maps and public transports tickets;Accommodation for one week and two meals per day (breakfast and dinner, plus coffee breaks);Site visits and cultural and special events.

    Students are responsible for their own travel costs, lunches and other personal expenses.