Student-led RiNA Projects

Facilitating Student-led RiNA Projects to Overcome STSE Harms of Their Concern
This page provides teachers with suggestions and resources for facilitating students’ self-directed RiNA projects to overcome STSE Harms of their concern. Such projects are meant to follow, as depicted in the STEPWISE pedagogical model, one or more cycles of the 3-phase STEPWISE pedagogy. As such, they are culminating activities – meant to provide students with considerable intellectual independence that may serve them well in further civic engagement.

As presented in the video below, ‘Student-led RiNA Projects’ are meant to be highly student-directed & open-ended. Apart from ensuring student safety, for example, teachers should – in other words – allow students to make most decisions about such projects after giving them a project assignment sheet (e.g., here). Having said that, some students may still seem to need teacher supports – as in the Students Practise phase, although preferably with much less teacher guidance. Many students, though, may appreciate using the RiNA Project eTools.

Students Working on Projects

A Celebratory STSE-RiNA Fair