Models of UR in Arts & Humanities

Models of UR in Arts & Humanities - Examples and...

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Examples and Models of Undergraduate Research CUR Social Sciences and Humanities Institute Carthage College July 19, 2008
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1. UR involves many of the “best practices” in teaching and learning in the Arts & Humanities
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Students find meaning and inspiration for creative and critical thought in experiences that are Constructivist Differentiated Applied as well as theoretical Experiential Authentic
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Student-initiated, faculty-mentored research projects can provide such experiences for students.
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Research is constructivist when student-researchers initiate and direct their own learning with the facilitation of faculty mentors.
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Research projects offer differentiated learning Each project is unique to each student’s interests UR can be developed appropriately for each student’s abilities
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Research work is, by its nature, the application of learned concepts and theories —a less common experience in the Humanities than in others disciplines.
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UR is experiential , requiring and, indeed, rewarding the direct engagement of the student-researcher.
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