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ERIC Number: EJ872477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Enticing Students to Enter into Undergraduate Research: The Instrumentality of an Undergraduate Course
Behar-Horenstein, Linda S.; Johnson, Melissa L.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v39 n3 p62-70 Jan 2010
To encourage students to seek research opportunities with campus faculty, one large university in the Southeast created a course entitled Science for All. A major goal of the course was to encourage students to work directly with faculty on research projects of their interest. Overall, the findings show that some of the participants began to engage in research activities while taking this course. However, overall the course lacked engaging pedagogy, student input, and participation. These findings indicate that students may have felt excluded from the research practice community, may not have understood what they were listening to, or may have found the process of doing research to be inaccessible. Although these findings are tentative, they represent new knowledge in the field. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A