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ERIC Number: EJ1154346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Using US Tuning to Effect: the American Historical Association's Tuning Project and the First Year Research Paper
Belanger, Elizabeth
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v16 n4 p385-402 Oct 2017
While research has long been recognized as a high impact practice in undergraduate education, much of the scholarship on undergraduate research has focused on students in the final years of their degree. This article describes a study of the ability of first year students to undertake historical research in an introductory level course at a small liberal arts college. It discusses the challenges that first year student's face in interpreting primary sources, working with multiple sources and crafting arguments based narratives about their findings. It also documents how a research paper assignment advances students' historical thinking skills and contribute to the development of what the American Historical Association has termed the "core competencies" in the discipline.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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