STEM-Based Service Learning Course
Chapman University’s new STEM-based Service Learning course aims to better suit the needs of children by allowing for long-term, sustainable relationships between children and their mentors.
Chapman students enrolled in the course visit Higher Ground, a local program providing mentoring for youth living in Anaheim. Each week, Chapman students mentor elementary and middle-school students at Higher Ground to create a strong relationship and work toward the end-goal of a magnificent science project of their choice.
LEARN MORE BELOW
Through participating in interactive and educational activities, students at Higher Ground learn more about aspects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, and more.
Students are placed into groups with a 5:1 student to mentor ratio. This small group size allows students to communicate with their team members and mentor effectively, and build relationships within their team.
Chapman students enrolled in the course can expect to learn more about pedagogy, curriculum development, and educational discourse to be effective teachers in addition to providing mentorship.
STUDENTS AS LEADERS
In this course, the students are the leaders. Each group works toward the end-goal of a science project of their choice. Students gain valuable experience in brainstorming, research, leading, communication, scientific analysis and more.