EC.717 D-Lab: Education & Learning
With an emphasis on experiential and project-based learning, this class explores pedagogical concepts and skills to nurture creativity in youth. Students collaborate on projects with local and international partners, with a focus on K-12 classrooms and community learning centers.
Use innovative and proven best-practice models to create curriculum and implement instruction about design thinking, science, engineering, global learning, community activism, and more. Explore learning in the international development context to overcome challenges such as limited resources, language barriers, large class sizes, and entrenched pedagogy.
Fieldwork opportunities available in the summer.
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|Semester Offered:||Spring (Offered since 2013)|
|Lecture Times:||M, R 4-5|
|Units (credit hours)||2-2-5|
|Class Size:||20 students|
Course Student Projects
|2013||Atomic Bingo Transistor Origami||Prototypes of low-cost, physically intuitive models of atomic structure and transistors designed with teachers in New Longoro, Ghana|
|Bidirectional Learning With Global Peers||Digital exchange connecting the Advent School in Boston and the Avani School in Uttarakhand, India|
|InnovaTZ!||Educational videos supporting innovation and invention in Tanzania|
|Luz del Futuro||Workshops empowering waste-pickers to develop public speaking, mathematics, and entrepreneurship skills in Bluefields, Nicaragua|
|MakerEDU||Primary school educational modules teaching creativity through design in suburban Massachusetts (Weston) and rural Uganda (Kasiisi) #candoattitude!|
|The Lenana Project||Four week STEM camp working with teachers to develop hands-on projects in Lenana, an urban slum in Kenya|