Creative Arts in Bologna takes place in Bologna, Italy during Summer I session. Estimated dates for 2014 are May 23-June 13, 2014. Professors from the University of Bologna, one the oldest universities in Europe, will collaborate with professors from Salisbury University to create jampacked courses filled with field trips, Italian cultural experiences and guest speakers who are experts in their field.
ELED 317: Creative Arts - Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. This course provides an arts knowledge base along with reasons and techniques for incorporating the arts throughout the elementary and middle-school curriculum. ELED 317 emphasizes infusing the arts in teaching, an alternative approach to the traditional view of the arts solely as enjoyable. With its unique offering in Bologna, Italy, there are additional opportunitieis, such as visits to schools (grades Pre-K- grade 5) in the region of Emilia Romagna to view arts integration in their curriculum. Field trips to children's libraries and toy libraries are included. Interactions with educational experts in Italy are an integral part of the course. Relevant art-related trips and activities, such as drama and puppetry, are also part of the course. Finally, the class travels to Ravenna, Reggio Emilia, Faenza and the special housing development in Correggio designed by children, Coriandoline. Special note: Graduate students may seek special permission from Dr. Patricia Dean about the possibility of completing EDUC 636: Creativity in Early Childhood Education in place of ELED 317.
EXCURSIONS: Students use Bologna as a classroom. Faculty and students engage daily with their surroundings with activities throughout the area. On the weekend there will be several additional planned excursions that are included in the costs of the program. These optional excursions may include Florence, Venice and Rome.
HOUSING: Students stay at Collegio Erasmus in via De' Chiari, near the University of Bologna. Accommodations are high quality dorms with lots of space, internet access and private bathrooms in each room.
COST: The estimated cost for the Arts in Italy program is estimated to be $3850. A final cost will be determined in spring 2014. The cost includes international airfare, weekend trips to Rome, Venice and Florence, housing, public transportation pass for the entire period, guest lecturers, museum and event entry, program staff and instructional expenses. Additional costs will include meals and personal expenses.
Admission to the program is competitive and program enrollment is limited to 15 participants. Students will be admitted on a rolling basis until the program is full.
Students should also submit the following directly to the program director: