Use Authentic Learning to Engage Students with the Research Process (for Graduate Students only)
Please note: This workshop is for graduate students who have a teaching assignment, a teaching assistantship, or who wish to teach in the future. This workshop counts as an additional professional development opportunity for those participating in the Future Faculty certificate program.
84% of undergraduate students say that getting started is the hardest part when working on a research project. Motivation can play a key role. Instructors can take a learner-centered approach that encourages students to connect the assignment with their true interests.
This workshop will explore how instructors can use autonomy-supportive teaching strategies and authentic learning to approach the library research process, helping students understand that research is personal and can be engaging and exciting, whatever the assignment. We’ll cover how to introduce the research process to students, how to help students craft meaningful research questions that matter to them within the parameters of an assignment, and how students can develop search strategies to position them for success. Registration is required.