A new model of 4-H volunteer development in science, engineering, and technology programs

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Abstract

New initiatives centered on science, engineering, and technology (SET) in 4-H may be moving away from the long-established adult volunteer delivery model. This shift in delivery may be due to a lack of availability of adult volunteers who possess the necessary SET competencies to effectively lead 4-H clubs. One way to offset this trend may be to blend traditional face-to-face training with continuous training efforts that include asynchronous on-line training modules, synchronous Web-based meetings, and self-directed learning. This new 4-H SET Volunteer Competencies Training Model is being tested in the Nebraska 4-H Robotics and GPS/GIS program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume47
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

Keywords

  • Professional development
  • Robotics
  • SET
  • Volunteer training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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