Service-learning's effect on engineering students and K-12 teacher partnership in an "Introduction to mechanical engineering" course

E. Tsang, E.J. Newman
FIE '98. 28th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference. Moving from 'Teacher-Centered' to 'Learner-Centered' Education. Conference Proceedings (Cat. No.98CH36214)  
This paper describes the engineering student and K-12 teacher partnership and impact on student learning from the four elements of Service-Learning: identify community need and form partnership; design and implement solution; evaluation; and reflection. Service-Learning is a method in which students learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized activities that are integrated into and enhance academic learning for students while meeting a community need. Results based
more » ... n evaluation of 83 students and 44 teacher partners over a two-year period indicate that the partnership in ME 125, "Introduction to Mechanical Engineering," has a positive impact on meeting the engineering education needs for a majority of students as well as meeting a community educational need for a majority of the teacher partners.
doi:10.1109/fie.1998.738672 fatcat:glntg6653zdfxmahjhf62qarbq