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Using Authentic Learning to Engage Students with the Research Process
84% of undergraduate students say that getting started is the hardest part when working on a research project, and motivation can play a key role. To engage students with research, instructors can take a learner-centered approach that encourages them 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 will 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 by June 10th.
Artifact: Participants will submit a reflection and create a research map, search strategy handout, or other material for one of their courses.
Eligible participants will receive a $50 stipend for successfully completing this course.
This workshop falls under the AAC&U High-Impact Educational Practice of Undergraduate Research.