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ERIC Number: EJ1129831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1043-4046
Science after School: Way Cool! A Course-Based Approach to Teaching Science Outreach
Curtis, Kathleen S.
Advances in Physiology Education, v41 n1 p10-15 Mar 2017
Outreach efforts directed toward improving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) literacy are vitally important to ensure that all of our citizens are prepared to fully participate in an increasingly complex and technology-driven world. Attempts to maximize the effectiveness of STEM outreach has focused on younger populations, targeting high school, middle school, and even elementary school students. This article describes an outreach program provided by graduate students in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS) to a local elementary school. Curtis, reports on the development of a syllabus with an overall course objective best summarized as "training the trainers," that developed outreach skills for graduate students. Graduate students kept journals that served to facilitate reflection and self-assessment about their performance, their abilities and limitations, and contributions to outreach and science education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma
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