Communication studies major explores creative educational methods

Kennedey Bell '21

Communication studies major Kennedey Bell ’21 interned as an APEX Fellow at Science PlaySpace Initiative, in Mount Vernon, Ohio. A non-profit program established in 2011 by Knox County community members, the organization aims to engage people of all ages in science and technology through fun and exciting activities. Bell’s work included planning and evaluating camp programs, learning museum missions, and creating programs for intermissions during children’s concerts. 

As a communication studies major, Bell is considering pursuing a master’s in education or working in educational non-profits, however, she hopes both career paths allow her to rethink our educational system. “Our educational system is facing: a lack of creativity in the methods of teaching, spurred by an outdated scheduling system and a lack of funding, creating difficulties for a majority of the students in the system,” said Bell. “Working at SPI has assured me that I will be happy continuing on either path.

Posted in Experiential Learning on August 2, 2019.