Incorporating service learning in traditionally lecture-based environmental engineering courses through researching bacterial contamination at a local beach

Kathryn B. Mika, Tiffany Y. Lin, Marcia Ferreira, Jessica Lacson, Christine M. Lee, Chu Ching Lin, Kathy O'Byrne, William Sandoval, Vanessa Thulsiraj, Jennifer A. Jay

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

3 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of an optional 1-2 unit service learning (SL) course added onto two undergraduate engineering classes. The SL add-on aimed to increase participant understanding of, and interest in, local environmental science issues relevant to the course material and consisted of classroom visits to a partnering middle school class, collaborative environmental field research to test student-generated hypotheses, and presentations of the results at the university. Letter writing about environmental issues was included as a political engagement opportunity for the middle school students some years ago. For undergraduates, the SL component resulted in increases in the undergraduates' perceptions of both their level of knowledge about politics and of their role in government. A similar survey was administered to middle school students, whose results were less consistent across both years. In the post-survey in 2008, middle school students reported increases in their perception of the importance of understanding science and their interest in local government. These results show that even the addition of an optional SL component can provide value to both the community and the undergraduate students.

原文???core.languages.en_GB???
頁(從 - 到)155-162
頁數8
期刊Global Journal of Engineering Education
14
發行號2
出版狀態已出版 - 2012

指紋

深入研究「Incorporating service learning in traditionally lecture-based environmental engineering courses through researching bacterial contamination at a local beach」主題。共同形成了獨特的指紋。

引用此