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ERIC Number: EJ1258010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
The Report-Research Continuum: A Differentiation Decision-Making Tool for Teachers to Design Rigorous Student Projects
Gilson, Cindy M.; Brigandi, Carla B.
Gifted Child Today, v43 n3 p157-168 Jul 2020
The purpose of this article is to assist classroom teachers in discerning qualitative differences between a student-written report and student-led research. There are many connotations to the terms "report" and "research," and they can have implications on how teachers effectively or ineffectively differentiate instruction to challenge students who have high academic ability. In this article, we present what we coin the "Report-Research Continuum" (R-RC), which is a differentiation decision-making tool for selecting student projects of varied levels of complexity. We also discuss the benefits of student-led reports and research and how they align with national standards. After reading this article, teachers will have an expanded understanding of similarities and differences between the terms "report" and "research" and will be able to use the R-RC to guide their selection of appropriately challenging projects that align with students' readiness levels and interest areas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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