Senior Elementary Education major Grace Chaffee ’22, a Stevenson University Honors Service Scholar, presented her project at the Honors Symposium on May 11.

Grace collaborated with School of Design faculty member Meghan Marx and junior Graphic Design major Hannah Kedzierski to develop the game, “Discover your Philosophy of Education.” The game was designed to help education students and teachers discover their own philosophy of education while comparing and contrasting different perspectives. The game asks a series of questions that has players select responses that most closely align with their beliefs and practices.

Honors projects take an interdisciplinary approach to a problem or issue, demonstrating critical thinking to create a solution or product. Projects are completed in addition to the student’s regular course schedule, requiring a minimum of 20 hours outside of class time. Grace researched several philosophies of education to identify their key concepts and principles and how they are implemented in the classroom. Seniors in the Philosophy of Education course as well as the Internship Seminar played several iterations of the game and offered feedback and suggestions, which Grace and her design peer incorporated into a final revised version. Grace wishes to thank Education professors Dr. David Nicholson and Dr. Bob Pelton for helping mentor her through the Honors project process.