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ERIC Number: EJ1153281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Toys Redesigned: The Intersection of Industrial Technology and Service-Learning Principles. Resources in Technology and Engineeering
Stefaniak, Jill; Katsioloudis, Petros; Matrood, Basim
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v77 n1 p32-36 Sep 2017
This project promoted students' understanding of the importance of diversity of communities and cultures, and educated them on the challenges faced by children who are undergoing cancer treatments. To provide students with a situated learning experience that encouraged them to develop creative design solutions, the authors created a service-learning activity that required industrial technology students to apply design principles and procedures to design and develop toys to be given to pediatric patients at a local children's hospital. This project bridged disciplinary with civic engagement. Students were required to address course competencies through the design of toy prototypes as well as the unique needs of their pediatric audience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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