June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
22.108.1 - 22.108.16
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.
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