Using Authentic Learning to Engage Students with the Research Process
This asynchronous workshop is open to graduate students who currently teach or are pursuing a career teaching in higher education.
Eighty-four percent 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, geared toward graduate students with instructional responsibilities, will explore how instructors can use authentic learning to approach the 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 by March 18th.