January 2017Previous Trips

Spain: Progressive Teaching and Learning in Sevilla (J17)

Course Name: Education 282, Progressive Teaching and Learning in Sevilla
Professor: A. Guevarra
Credits: 4
Lib Ed.: CUL-6, Service Learning
Price: approx. $1600 (subject to change)
Tentative Dates: January 8-21, 2017

This course enables undergraduate and graduate students to understand the principles and practices of community-based education through both participation and academic study at two unique Fifth Dimension program sites:  One in Whittier, California at the Whittier Boys & Girls Club, and the other in Seville, Spain at La Clase Magica.

Students will integrate their experience with:

(a) study of the psychological theories and philosophical perspectives that underlie the design of the Fifth Dimension and similar community-based learning programs, and
(b) an examination of how these design principles define and practice the role of teacher and learner.

The arranged lectures, assigned readings, and corresponding site visits will introduce alternative forms of education that challenge students to redefine the role of teacher and learner in unique cultural settings and in their own lives.   Class discussions and journaling exercises will encourage students to further develop meta cognitive practice.  In addition, this course aims to inspire participants to engage in service learning projects throughout their undergraduate programs and later on in their post-graduate and professional careers.


Registration:  EDUC 282, 4 credits
All majors are welcome to apply, but particularly interesting for majors in the following areas: Child Development, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Global and Cultural Studies, Spanish, and English.

Counts for a Service Learning Experience through the Center of Engagement with Communities (Whittier College students).


The Faculty-Led Program fees ($1600) include the following for the dates of the program:

–  Accommodations (double occupancy)
–  Lodging, breakfast and transport in Sevilla
–  Course-related site visits in Sevilla
–  HTH health and natural/political disaster evacuation insurance or program vendor insurance if it is more comprehensive.
–  Some Meals
– Service-learning and volunteer activity costs.

*Note: Prices are subject to change.

The Faculty-Led Tuition Fee includes:

–  4 Semester Credits.
–  Whittier Students:  Upon application, please indicate if you plan to apply your tuition waiver.* (Does not apply to Jan term)
*You can click the following link to review the Tuition Waiver Policy.
–  This fee does not apply to participants, who do not wish to receive academic credit.

Costs Not Included:

–  Meals not indicated on the itinerary
–  Airfare and transport other than indicated above
–  Expenses of a personal nature
–  Optional international cell phone/SIM card rental and usage charges
–  Passport expenses
–  Single supplement fee, if  a participant wishes to have a single room for hotel/hostel accommodations and if available.