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The next step for your volunteering

Watch the educators sumarising at the end of the two weeks of the course.

Congratulations on completing this course and learning about how to develop inspiring and engaging practical activities with young people. From looking at how to link activities to curricula, through to planning how your activity will work and discussing your ideas with educators or community group leaders, we hope you feel better prepared for your volunteering.

At the start of the course, you completed a template to show how volunteering in STEM will contribute towards your own professional or personal development. Now you have put together an activity, consider:

  • How the planning process and negotiation with the teacher or group leader helps you address your development goals.
  • What additional development goals you have identified or how your current goals should be reprioritised as a result of your practice run.

The next course in this series will look at the way you can improve communicating with young people during your activities. We hope this will help you address some more of your development goals.

Course Reflection Log

The Course Reflection Log forms part of your ExpertTrack Portfolio.
Based upon your comments in the course and your self-audit task, complete the sections in the Course Reflection Log for this course. Identify:
  • What was new to you.
  • How your volunteering practice or understanding changed.
  • How this will influence you in the future.

Remember that the ExpertTrack Portfolio will be peer-assessed. Refer to the criteria for the portfolio assessment [PDF] as you complete each part.

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Volunteering in the Classroom: Planning and Organising Practical STEM Activities

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