Capstone Project Title
Secondary education has grown increasingly dependent on delivering instruction and materials via mobile devices and computers in the 21st century. Research has long shown the effectiveness of “student-centered”, experiential and “place based” learning in the classroom. Citizen science initiatives have been demonstrated to be meaningful ways to teach the nature - and practice - of scientific inquiry. This paper explores the current trends in secondary science education in light of recent societal transformations and investigates the body of literature regarding environmental, outdoor and experiential education. The project then proposes a solution to integrate experiential, citizen science into a modern, digital classroom in the form of a “Phenology Teaching Handbook”, equipped with lesson plans, instructional methods and guidance for implementing the program into their classroom.
Field Guide Project
Curriculum, Environmental Studies, Science, Teachers/ Teaching
Swan, Peter, "Citizen Science As Experiential Education In The Modern Classroom" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 876.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects