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Admissions-EARTH

The EARTH Education Model
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Julius Mbuga

on 1 June 2015

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
Training agricultural leaders
EARTH UNIVERSITY
Step # 2
The preselection process (Shortlisting for interviews).


Step # 3
Selection process (interviews, math/logic test).
Socio-economic studies.


Step # 4
Admission process.



Consumption and introduction of alcohol.

Consumption and introduction of illegal drugs.

Use of private vehicles.

Use of cellphones (only in classrooms).

Smoking in rooms and public places (smoke free campus).
Rules and regulations
Field visits: The community development Program (PDC).

Innovation of new projects that benefit nearby communities.

Training workshops.

The graduation projects (thesis).
Contribution to the communities
Sending out stipends to pay for travel document processing (passport, birth certificate, criminal record certificate and yellow fever card).

Preparing and submitting Costa Rican visa application forms to Costa Rica immigrations.

Translation of Costa Rican visas.

Application for US and Schengen transit visas (where required).
Purchase of air tickets from our travel agency.
Confirm boarding and track arrivals.
Immigrations and
travel process
Inviting families to apply to host an African student.

Inspect homes to verify if they comply with host family requirements.

Assign students based on host family preference, among other factors.

Send out letters of introduction to admitted student with family pictures.

Contract Spanish teachers.

Pick-up admitted students from airport.
The adaptation and
spanish program
Application: Submission of the application forms and other application requirements
(August-Nov. 2014 for 2016).
Step # 1
EARTH University was born in 1986, as an international non-profit making institution. EARTH is an international University dedicated to training agents of change who will lead the way to a prosperous and fair society by way of sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. 
What is EARTH?
With ethical values.

Academic potential.

Leadership.

Interest and vocation to agriculture.

Entrepreneurial mentality.

Social commitment and environmental awareness.

Financially disadvantaged backgrounds.
Young people:
Profile of ideal EARTH candidates
Mostly done on subsistance scale at family level.

Very risky and unreliable due to over dependence on climate.

Cannot be financed by loans from banks.
Activity for the rural poor.

Hard fieldwork with rudimentary tools.

Can be done by any unskilled people.

Cannot produce formal employment.

No formal market for produce.
Students are the center of the learning process.

Close relationship between professors and students. Ratio 1:10.

Single faculty: Only agriculture (a medium).

Highly individualised approach of teaching.
It’s a multicultural international University (More than 40 different countries).

It is a University for deserving students regardless of their financial resources.

Education combines real hands-on experience with theory.

Small student population (Approx.400).
A personalized and intensive selection process.
What makes EARTH Unique?
Professional experience
(7 weeks at La flor campus).
Work experience
Experiential learning model
Internship.
Entrepreneurial projects.
Curriculum components
82 Current African Students from 17 countries: Kenya (13), Uganda (10), Mozambique (7), Nigeria (7) Sierra Leone (6), Ghana (6) Rwanda (5), Liberia (5), Zambia (4) Ethiopia (4) Somaliland (4) Zimbabwe (3), Malawi (3), Tanzania (2) Senegal (2), Madagascar (1).
Total graduates: 1936.
36 Graduates from Africa (Uganda (9), Kenya (5), Mozambique (15) and S. Africa (2), Sierra Leone (2), Nigeria (2), Ghana (1).

Most working in their countries of origin.
Current African Students
(20% of total students)
Alumni
Alumni and student statistics
Our vision:
Our actions are directed toward building a future in which our planet and its communities achieve social, economic and environmental well-being.
Our mission:
Prepare leaders with ethical values to contribute to the sustainable development and to construct a prosperous and just society.
1. MISSION AND VISION
Feeding


Accomodation


Health care


Recreation (Sports)
Student life at EARTH
The conception of

Agriculture in Africa
Capable of identifying a potential opportunity in your community that solves a problem or satisfies need.
Organize capital and human resources to implement change with:
Ethical values and commitment to the community.
Awareness of the environmental impacts as a result of human actions.
Apply technical knowledge and constantly search for new ways of solving problems.
Work as a team to lead and engage people into productive activities.
Have a vision to honestly create self and community welfare (Give back to your community).
EARTH trains you to become an agricultural entrepreneur.
HOW TO APPLY
The admissions calendar
30th April 2015
1st August 2014
Feb/March 2015
End of Nov. 2014
1st September 2015
15th Jan 2016
30th July 2015
30th Jan 2015
Receiving applications for academic year 2016 begins.
Application deadline
for Africa.
Travels to interview candidates in different African countries.
Admission of successful
candidates who applied
from Africa.
Admitted students begin
the Spanish and adaptation program at EARTH University.
New academic year begins.
Issue of Costa Rican visas.
Deadline for preselection of candidates to invite for interviews.
EARTH´S EDUCATION MODEL
THE COMPONENTS OF EEM
2. EARTH GRADUATE PROFILE
i.
Exercises leadership.
ii.
Behaves in accordance with values and principles.
iii.
Practices social awareness and commitment.
iv.
Communicates effectively.
v.
Works effectively in teams.
2. EARTH GRADUATE PROFILE....continued.
vi.
Commitment to life-long learning.
vii.
Practices reasoning, analysis, synthesis to solve problems.
viii.
A solid technical formation.

2. EARTH GRADUATE PROFILE....continued.
ix.
Managerial and entrepreneurial capacity.
x.
Works for sustainable development and management of agriculture and natural resources in the tropics.
2. EARTH GRADUATE PROFILE
Structual pillars of the curricullum
EARTH´S EDUCATION MODEL
EDUCATIONAL PRINCIPLES
TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESS
CURRICULAR STRUCTURE
TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESS
1. A dynamic process through which knowledge is generated, constructed and reconstructed by groups and individuals.
2. Make sense and construct own interpretation of situations.
3. View learning as a continuous and active process.
4. Knowledge is created through experience.
5. Create models and theories with immediate world students interact with.
EARTH´S EDUCATION MODEL
5. CURRICULAR STRUCTURE
1. Study plan with lay-out of formal and informal activities associated with student's education.
2. Curricular structure that EARTH's educational model integrates our mission and graduates profile with education principles.
3. It is an upside-down model: It initially emphasizes a global vision of agriculture production and natural resource management leaving subject components at the very end.
4. Returns to holistic vision again pointing out the role students would play as future professionals.
EARTH´S EDUCATION MODEL
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