The forces of globalization have shaped a world that is organized and operates much differently than it did fifteen years ago. Global interdependence is a fact of life, with broad implications for civic, political and economic matters. The GK-12 Transforming Experiences provides GK-12 fellows, K-12 teachers, and UCD faculty mentors the opportunity to broaden their understanding of effective mathematics and science teaching through exploration of China's framework of P-20 education. Through interaction with Chinese University faculty and K-12 educators, participants are able to better understand and evaluate the international and cross-cultural context in order to examine the economic, social, and political influences on the teaching and learning of science and mathematics.
Select GK-12 participant teams (TELCs) will travel to China during the following year of his/her/their participation to collaborate with Chinese University Research Faculty in specified areas of research, talk with Chinese educators, and experience first-hand the K-12 Chinese education system. Through these visits, the GK-12 project will work toward establishing and maintaining future international STEM research collaborations.
Jiangsu Institute of Education (JIE), Nanjing, China