Undergraduate Research: December 2009 Archives

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I think undergraduate research can be a great "frame" to think and talk about information literacy...especially the more academic aspects of information literacy. I look forward to looking more a this book/report. We are working on drafting an Assignment Calculator for UROP. Here is rough draft: https://tools.lib.umn.edu/ac/?assnId=191.


Developing undergraduate research and inquiry
Mick Healey and Alan Jenkins
The Higher Education Academy
June 2009
Executive summary

This paper argues that all undergraduate students in all higher education institutions should experience learning through, and about, research and inquiry. In undergraduate research, students learn and are assessed in ways that come as close as possible to the experience of academic staff carrying out their disciplinary research.The origins of our paper lie, in part, in previous published work worldwide - including our work - on bringing together teaching and disciplinary research. In particular, the paper stems from the United States undergraduate research movement, which started by providing research opportunities for selected students in selected institutions. We argue, as does much recent US experience, that such curricular experience should and can be mainstreamed for all or many students through a research-active curriculum. We argue that this can be achieved through structured interventions at course team, departmental, institutional and national levels. The argument is complemented by a large selection of mini case studies, drawn particularly from the UK, North America and Australasia.

List Of Case Studies
  • Engaging students in research and inquiry at the beginning of their academic studies
  • Engaging students in research and inquiry later in their academic studies
  • Undergraduate research and inquiry in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines
  • Undergraduate research and inquiry in humanities, social sciences and interdisciplinary studies
  • Undergraduate research and inquiry in departments and course teams
  • Undergraduate research and inquiry in institutions


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