Proposal Title

Meaningfulness, Satisfaction and Happiness (MESH) in Education

Co-Authors

N/A

Track

Non-research Project / About SoTL

Proposal Abstract

According to a recent study, 72% of US educators believe that college graduates are well prepared for work life while 42% of employers agree the same. We present preliminary results from ongoing Scholarship of Community Engagement/Teaching and Learning projects at North Carolina State University (NCSU) on the role of meaningfulness, satisfaction and happiness in education. We discuss case studies of three interdisciplinary projects that have been recently initiated: (1) a science course connecting university level education with teachings at local elementary, middle and high schools, (2) an arts/science collaboration promoting artists to be inspired by results of state-of-the-art scientific research while providing scientists new ways to illustrate and demonstrate their results to the public, (3) a program connecting science and business education with industry expectations. One theme unites all of these diverse projects: their mission is to promote people to become positive contributors to their society.

Session Format

Poster Session

Location

Room 113

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 31st, 4:00 PM Mar 31st, 5:00 PM

Meaningfulness, Satisfaction and Happiness (MESH) in Education

Room 113

According to a recent study, 72% of US educators believe that college graduates are well prepared for work life while 42% of employers agree the same. We present preliminary results from ongoing Scholarship of Community Engagement/Teaching and Learning projects at North Carolina State University (NCSU) on the role of meaningfulness, satisfaction and happiness in education. We discuss case studies of three interdisciplinary projects that have been recently initiated: (1) a science course connecting university level education with teachings at local elementary, middle and high schools, (2) an arts/science collaboration promoting artists to be inspired by results of state-of-the-art scientific research while providing scientists new ways to illustrate and demonstrate their results to the public, (3) a program connecting science and business education with industry expectations. One theme unites all of these diverse projects: their mission is to promote people to become positive contributors to their society.