ERIC Number: ED472462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Metaphors of Expectations for Undergraduate Research: A Tale of Two Universities.
Bangura, Abdul Karim
This paper describes two universities with very different expectations about undergraduate research and makes the case that undergraduate research can be supported through a change in the metaphors by which it is described. At one university, research by undergraduates is not encouraged and expectations for such research are low. At the other, there is a very high expectation of undergraduate research, and many undergraduates are encouraged to present papers. The first line of attack in any effort to develop or strengthen undergraduate research efforts is to eliminate the metaphors that limit thinking about supporting undergraduate research. Especially limiting are Darwinian metaphors that stress competition and the struggle for funding for research projects. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Ann Ferren Teaching Conference (14th, Washington, DC, January 11, 2003).