Encouraging undergraduate students to do some research is good. It improves ‘authenticity’ of learning, helps students put what they learn into practice and improves students’ confidence.
However, what do you do if you are teaching neuroscience and the required research equipment costs tens of thousands of dollars?! You get an affordable, commercial ‘gaming’ headpiece that costs ~60 times less. Continue reading A ‘savvy’ way to expose undergraduates to research
Including Research-based Learning in a Unit
If you want to include research-based learning in your unit, there are some decisions to be made. Continue reading Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Including Research-based Learning in a Unit
My previous Teche post discusses how student engagement with research can be facilitated by building enquiry-based learning activities into the curriculum, as these enable students to develop an orientation and many of the skills needed for research tasks. These include analysing requirements, investigating source materials, identifying critical information and ideas, constructing a resolution and working in teams.
Continue reading Enquiry-Based Learning and Student Research