Ranging from student talks and discussion to problem-solving sessions and puzzle relays, UNIST seeks to help local youth enhance their emotional intelligences, self-efficacy, and intellectual abilities. This has also given UNIST students an incredibly valuable experience in teaching what they have been learning.
On June 19, Prof. YunWoo Jeong (School of Design and Human Engineering) at UNIST has met with high school students from Ulsan Alternative School to give them an opportunity to develop their artistic talents under guidance from UNIST students, mostly art majors.
“This is truly an exceptional opportunity and a great challenge for UNIST student to direct children and to teach what they have been learning,” says Prof. Jeong.
This meeting was part of the UNIST Outreach and Mentorship Program, organized by UNIST Midam Scholarship Foundation, comprised of UNIST students and alumni. This unique program took place over a four-month period from March 20, 2015 through June 19, 2015.
For this year’s project, approximately 14 UNIST students from various disciplines, including Science, Physics, Mathmatics, and English Literature made their ways to a designated study room to meet their mentees.
In addition to classroom teaching of the more formal kind, mentoring groups meet periodically in social settings over the course of the event. Moreover, in mentor meetings, mentors help their mentees to develop leadership competences and to grow their personal, academic, and professional aspirations.
“With support from the UNIST Midam Scholarship Foundation, we will continously help students meet the learning needs by responding to their interests, learning preferences, and needs,” says HanLim Jang (School of Business Administraion), President of the UNIST Midam Scholarship Foundation.
Founded in 2012, the UNIST Midam Scholarship Foundation is a voluntary university student organization which is designed to help provide underprevileged young students with educational support.