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ERIC Number: EJ777869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Teaching Global Change in Local Places: The HERO Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program
Yarnal, Brent; Neff, Rob
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v31 n3 p413-426 Sep 2007
The Human-Environment Research Observatory (HERO) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program aimed to develop the next generation of researchers working on place-based human-environment problems. The program followed a cooperative learning model to foster an integrated approach to geographic research and to build collaborative research skills. The program hosted 12-16 students annually, who first engaged in an intensive short course and then formed three- or four-person teams to conduct research in four biophysically and socioeconomically diverse places. The teams used cyberinfrastructure to collaborate and integrate their research and findings. Most of the REU students have opted to attend graduate school and specialize in human-environment research. (Contains 3 tables and 2 notes.)
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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