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ERIC Number: EJ904933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
QuikSCience: Effective Linkage of Competitive, Cooperative, and Service Learning in Science Education
Lemus, Judith D.; Bishop, Kristina; Walters, Howard
American Secondary Education, v38 n3 p40-61 Sum 2010
The QuikSCience Challenge science education program combines a cooperative team project emphasizing community service with an academic competition for middle and high school students. The program aims to develop leadership abilities, motivate interest in ocean sciences, engage students in community service and environmental stewardship, and encourage students to take ownership of their education. In a formal evaluation of the program in 2006, students' and teachers' responses highlighted key program benefits of social learning, increased knowledge and interest in science, community service, and enhanced interest in ocean science careers. These impacts were also extended well beyond the participants of the program to peers, families and community members at large. QuikSCience also facilitated enhanced civic participation and cross-cultural transfer of science and health information in underserved Latino and Asian communities. The authors offer QuikSCience as a model for actively engaging students of diverse academic, socio-economic, and cultural perspectives in STEM and environmental learning and career paths. (Contains 3 tables and 5 figures.)
Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Education. 229 Dwight Schar Building, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. Tel: 419-289-5273; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A