ERIC Number: EJ973916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Nurturing Independent Learning in the Undergraduate Student in History: A Faculty-Student Mentoring Experience
Johnson, Benjamin A.; Harreld, Donald J.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v20 n3 p361-378 2012
Four undergraduates and a history professor planned for and carried out research in the Belgian State Archives in an attempt to answer the call from the Boyer Commission's seminal report that identified the need for meaningful undergraduate research opportunities in the American higher education system. Our faculty-student mentoring experience provided an opportunity to develop practical skills for historical research. Success of the mentoring project was determined through ongoing dialog and through analysis of student reflective essays. While an international project of this scope may not be feasible for many institutions, mentoring projects in domestic or even local archives could be similarly beneficial.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mentors, Independent Study, Archives, Research Opportunities, College Faculty, History, History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Essays, Skill Development, Reflection, Student Attitudes, Taxes, Learning Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Belgium