TI 0790 - Small Research BIG GAINS: Sparking Students’ Curiosity Through Research-Centered Teaching and Learning
This course will provide you with the strategies and support necessary to tweak an existing student assignment toward a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE). We’ll focus on how you can tap into student curiosity, mentor a process of discovery, provide for dissemination of student-work, and offer the chance for students to critically reflect. We’ll cover the rationale and benefits of including student-led research tasks and assignments, tools to plan and advance student-led research projects; and we’ll give you an overview of additional supports available through the Taylor Institute and the College of Discovery, Creativity and Innovation. CURE provide a rewarding and refreshing way to teach and learn and can be used effectively in online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes.
Participants will discover how to:
- Engage students’ curiosity by developing researchable questions
- Harness student discovery skills using discipline-relevant approaches
- Integrate opportunities for students to disseminate their research beyond the class
- Facilitate students’ critical reflection as part of an array of assessment methods