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Dublin Institute of Technology

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We developed a pilot syllabus for a Junior Scientist badge for 8-12 year olds. It involved interaction between 16 of our students and 9 young people from St Michael's Youth Project in Inchicore over 5 weeks. The inspiration came from work in the USA to promote science to girls by supporting scouts towards obtaining a chemistry badge. This is one of a series of community based learning (CBL) projects implemented as the 'lab' component of a 2nd year Professional Skills module for chemistry at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).

Publication Date

2018

City

Dublin

Keywords

Community based learning, Chemistry, Undergraduate, Junior Scientist Badge

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Education

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Community Based Learning involves learners in a real world project in partnership with a community group. Students gain academic credit for learning outcomes achieved, including reflection on their experiences. The aim is that the community partner and students should both benefit.

Community Based Learning with Second Year Chemistry Undergraduates - Piloting a Junior Scientist Badge with a Local Youth Service

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