Service-learning experience through outreach and engagement with science and technology museums
Document typeConference report
PublisherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Rights accessOpen Access
The paper describes and analyzes the service-learning experiences of various engineering students in two science and technology museums, over the years 2020, 2021 and 2022. The experience was based on the design and implementation of education and outreach activities and scaffolding material was provided. Student learning was significant not only in terms of content but also in terms of generic and transversal competencies. In addition, this service-learning model shows a good potential to address some of the problems in engineering today, such as the declining interest in engineering among school students. Thus, it can be a win-win model for all the agents involved: museums, university, the student himself and society in general.
CitationAlsina Aubach, M. [et al.]. Service-learning experience through outreach and engagement with science and technology museums. A: SEFI 50th Annual conference of The European Society for Engineering Education. "Towards a new future in engineering education, new scenarios the European alliances of tech universities open up". Barcelona: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022, p. 76-83. DOI 10.5821/conference-9788412322262.1458.