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ERIC Number: EJ889455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
The Public Poster Session
Levine-Rasky, Cynthia
Teaching Sociology, v37 n3 p309-316 Jul 2009
This note describes the use of a student poster session as an innovative approach to student learning. The local context for the assignment is provided, followed by a description of the course for which the poster was prepared, details about the assignment including its evaluation, and practical considerations for planning a poster session. The pedagogical approach from which this assignment emerges is known as Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL). The author concludes that the benefits of the public poster session are numerous. Students learn to make decisions about how to assemble information for visual communication, a significantly different process than preparing an essay. Producing a poster entirely electronically equips students with a valuable skill that still seems to be rare even among seasoned conference presenters. It ensures a professional caliber of work that is eye-catching and impressive. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada