Curriculum Enhancement for Biology at Purnell Swett High School: A Service-Learning Project

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Caleb Smith (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Dennis McCracken

Abstract: For my project, I present my biology service-learning experience at Purnell Swett, a local high school in Pembroke’s community. The major task of this project is providing an educational and positive learning experience of biology and science for tenth-grade students, who are preparing to take the state-mandated End of Course Test (EOCT) for biology. I demonstrate the impact of tutoring and review sessions each week for tenth-grade students currently in biology classes, particularly for students struggling to understand main concepts, while incorporating hands-on experiments and activities within the community to further their biological understanding. The overall goal of my project is to encourage local high school students to continue pursuing a higher education, as well as helping them feel prepared for the biology End of Course Test. My project will also provide an example of how service-learning can be incorporated into any subject, and the positive effect of service-learning within a community.

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Honors Project
Esther G. Maynor Honors College
Language: English
Date: 2017
Biology, Science, Service Learning, Civic Engagement, High School Students, Positive Learning Experience, Tutoring, Review Sessions, End of Course Test(EOCT), Purnell Swett High School, Pembroke, North Carolina

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