Faculty Advisor

Jasperson, Stephen N.

Abstract

Educational techniques are continually changing. In this Interactive Qualifying Project, recent education trends, mainly the philosophy of constructivism, were researched. Some important aspects of constructivism, such as hands-on learning and discussion techniques were then implemented into an ecology curriculum for two student programs at the Worcester EcoTarium, a science center devoted to the environment. A chemical and physical baseline study of the three sections of EcoTarium soil that will be disrupted by heavy construction was completed and used as a hands-on teaching tool.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Physics

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