Event Title

Scaffolding the Development of Student Research Skills for Capstone Experiences: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Presentation Type

Interactive Presentation

Location

Student Union, Key West 218 A

Start Date

11-10-2013 4:15 PM

End Date

11-10-2013 5:00 PM

Description/Abstract

At Florida Atlantic University, we have integrated research into the undergraduate curriculum by scaffolding student development through exposure to research skills and content, targeted skill building practice, and culminating experiences involving independent work. These curricular efforts involve students in the processes and products of research, and provide an excellent framework for developing key intellectual skills which cut across disciplines. We describe our scaffolding prior to and within culminating experiences to ensure that students receive necessary preparation to complete senior capstone projects. We provide program descriptions and preliminary data demonstrating student learning gains within Accounting, Political Science, and Biology at FAU.

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Scaffolding the Development of Student Research Skills for Capstone Experiences: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Student Union, Key West 218 A

At Florida Atlantic University, we have integrated research into the undergraduate curriculum by scaffolding student development through exposure to research skills and content, targeted skill building practice, and culminating experiences involving independent work. These curricular efforts involve students in the processes and products of research, and provide an excellent framework for developing key intellectual skills which cut across disciplines. We describe our scaffolding prior to and within culminating experiences to ensure that students receive necessary preparation to complete senior capstone projects. We provide program descriptions and preliminary data demonstrating student learning gains within Accounting, Political Science, and Biology at FAU.