Bike-sharing programs have been extremely popular in Europe for many years, but they are just beginning to gain a foothold in the United States. We examine the possibility of a scooter-sharing system, using simple human-propelled scooters inspired from Amish designs, for a college campus. In the first part of the article, we briefly trace the history of the Amish people and the emergence of their distinctive scooters. In the second part of the article, we examine the possibility of instituting a scooter-sharing program at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), based upon best practices gleaned from bike-sharing programs on American college/university campuses and in cities around the world. The design and implementation of this scooter system would be incorporated into project-based learning experiences at TCNJ, particularly for students training to become K–12 technology teachers and integrated STEM teachers.
|Keywords:||Amish Culture, Amish Scooters, Sustainability, integrated STEM education, Scooter Stations, Going Green|
Interim Chair and Assistant Professor of Engineering, School of Engineering, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey, USA
Assistant Professor of Education, Department of Early Childhood/Elementary Education, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey, USA
Elementary Education/Technology Student (Senior), The Department of Elementary/Early Childhood Educa My ideal job would be to work in a middle school as a teacher of technology.tion, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey, USA
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