The Institute at ACS Athens is proud to announce that it has successfully completed its 1st collaborative partnership for graduate students with Chapman University, which took place on June 20th – 22nd, 2022.
Fifteen Master of Arts students completing their degree at the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies (a dual credential general education + special education degree at Chapman University), also having finished a year of student teaching came to visit ACS Athens to learn firsthand about international schools, action research, and inclusivity through the different workshops and presentations that were organized by the Institute.
An exchange of information and knowledge was the focal point of all the sessions and our guests as well as our own faculty left the sessions enriched through new perspectives.
Building alignment between K-12 and higher education institutions is a pathway to encourage constructive collaboration and address the current nature of our fragmented learning ecosystem. The pandemic has created new possibilities for reform and institutional transformation. K-12 for years have had to wrestle with many challenges (mental, physical, emotional, and behavioral), which universities are now facing. Universities are unfolding that our students are theirs, only older.
We wholeheartedly enjoy these collaborative opportunities because they always leave behind food for thought and allow us to reflect on how we can upgrade and further enhance our educational system because education and knowledge have no end and is always an ongoing process fueled by inquisition and curiosity.
We look forward to continuing our ongoing partnership with Chapman University.