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A Study Abroad in the Dominican Republic: Mentoring University Students as They Prepare and Teach 6-12 Grade Students Technology and Engineering Concepts

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Study Abroad, International Exchange Programs, and Student Engagements

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International

Page Count

16

Page Numbers

22.108.1 - 22.108.16

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https://peer.asee.org/17390

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15

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Steven L. Shumway Brigham Young University

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SClaudina Vargas Complex Systems Optimization Lab

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SClaudina Vargas is Founder and Director of Complex Systems Optimization Lab COSOLA. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa She has a M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa and a M.A. degree in Economics from California State University at Long Beach. Her primary research interests are complex systems, educational systems engineering, simulation and optimization, sustainability modeling, system dynamics and systems engineering, applied statistics and quality analysis, and engineering education.

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Geoff Wright Brigham Young University

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Ron Terry Brigham Young University

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Ron is a Professor of Technology and Engineering Education at Brigham Young University. His scholarship centers on pedagogy, student learning, and engineering ethics and has presented/published numerous articles in engineering education.

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Abstract

A Study Abroad in the Dominican Republic: Mentoring University Students as They Prepare and Teach 6-12 Grade Students Technology and Engineering ConceptsAbstractEight of our university students spent 5 weeks in the Dominican Republic teaching 6-12 gradestudents. They were part of a continuing joint effort with members of our faculty and personnelat Complex Systems Optimization Lab (COSOLA) to provide a summer program in theDominican Republic to teach technology and engineering concepts to middle school and highschool students.Under the supervision of three university faculty, the university students developed thecurriculum during spring term and then presented the material during summer term. TheDominican Republic students were assessed as to their learning and satisfaction with theinstruction. The university students were assessed as to the effect that the study abroad had ontheir teacher development.This paper will contain a report of the study abroad activities as well as a summary of theassessment results of both the Dominican Republic students and our university students.

Shumway, S. L., & Vargas, S., & Wright, G., & Terry, R. (2011, June), A Study Abroad in the Dominican Republic: Mentoring University Students as They Prepare and Teach 6-12 Grade Students Technology and Engineering Concepts Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/17390

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