Implementing Service-Learning Partnerships: Educating Scientists in the Present and for the Future
The purpose of this research is to shed light on the power of partnerships between advanced college science students, K-8 students, teachers, and home-schooling parents. The pedagogical difficulties and educational opportunities of each population is explored via qualitative analysis, with an evaluation of the strengths gained by connecting the groups via a service-learning project. An emphasis on the active, discovery-based nature of science is paramount to the project, and the partnerships allowed for human development of young scientists in ways that are not always achievable through traditional academic experiences.
Trogden, Bridget G.