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Oct 02, 2018 PDF Document Fall18 SPUR-A Global Conversation: Reflections from the First World Congress on Undergraduate Research - CUR Quarterly, International Perspectives, SPUR
The inaugural World Congress on Undergraduate Research was held at Qatar University in Doha, Qatar, on Nov 13–15, 2016. This was the first opportunity for the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), the Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research (ACUR), and the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) to cosponsor an event in partnership with Qatar University. The congress was an important step in advancing the internationalization of undergraduate research.
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Sep 25, 2017 PDF Document Fall17 SPUR-Undergraduate Research and Student-Staff Partnerships: Supporting the Development of Student Scholars at a Canadian Teaching and Learning Institute - CUR Quarterly, International Perspectives, SPUR
Partnership initiatives—particularly those that engage students in collaborating with faculty/staff on disciplinary research or the scholarship of teaching and learning—share many features with undergraduate research efforts, including the potential to help students develop as active and engaged producers and scholars. Building on these connections, this article describes a unique student partners program housed within the teaching and learning institute at McMaster University (Canada).
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Jun 27, 2017 PDF Document Summer 2017 CUR Quarterly: A Response to "Some Pathologies of Undergraduate Research--and How to Cure Them" - CUR Quarterly, International Perspectives
The author responds to Ronald Barnett’s article “Some Pathologies of Undergraduate Research—and How to Cure Them,” highlighting the roles of undergraduate research in reshaping curricula and challenging students in higher education.
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Jun 27, 2017 PDF Document Summer 2017 CUR Quarterly: Some Pathologies of Undergraduate Research--and How to Cure Them - CUR Quarterly, International Perspectives
This article inquires into the interests at work that have both promoted a separation of teaching and research as well as their reunification, especially in the form of undergraduate research. It exposes pathologies of this reunification program and suggests remedies but cautions that the most pernicious pathologies may turn out to be resistant to modification.
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Mar 01, 2017 PDF Document Student-framed Inquiry in a Multidisciplinary Bachelor Course at a Dutch University of Applied Sciences - International Perspectives
When students explore their own open questions, they learn to be proactive and see themselves not only as consumers but also as producers of knowledge. Such student-framed inquiry has received less research attention. This article aims to shed light on learning outcomes and effects on students’ mind-set and behavior by discussing a course that fosters student-framed inquiry.
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Dec 02, 2016 PDF Document Engaging Students with Research through a Connected Curriculum: An Innovative Institutional Approach - CUR Quarterly, International Perspectives
Article from Winter 2016 CUR Quarterly that discusses University College London's conceptual framework for engaging undergraduates in research-based programs of study
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Sep 01, 2016 PDF Document Developing Undergraduate Research in Japanese Medical Education - CUR Quarterly, International Perspectives
This article describes the recent educational practice of incorporating more research and evaluations of undergraduate students' perceptions on the approaches.
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Sep 01, 2016 PDF Document Working from the Same Page: Collaboratively Developing Students' Research Skills Across the University - CUR Quarterly, International Perspectives
This article focuses on exploring teaching and research techniques and how they can be better developed in undergraduate students at Monash University Library.
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May 24, 2016 PDF Document From the International Desk: Scaffolded Reflection as a Tool for Surfacing Complex Learning in Undergraduate Research Projects - CUR Quarterly, International Perspectives
This article describes an intervention aiming to direct students' attention to the research process by incorporating structured reflection into their experiences. The research experiences included standalone, immersive projects, as well as scaffolded experiences embedded in conventional coursework in science, arts, and social sciences.
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Dec 01, 2015 PDF Document The Evolution of the Roskilde Model in Denmark - CUR Quarterly, International Perspectives
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Jun 01, 2015 PDF Document Integrating Research and Professional Learning--Australian Capstones - CUR Quarterly, International Perspectives
In Australia, there has been substantial and growing interest in the role of undergraduate research (Brew 2010) and the final-year experience, including capstones (van Acker et al. 2013). However, this is contested ground. The notion of professional or workforce preparation at times sits uncomfortably with the broader role of universities in developing students’ capacity to challenge accepted worldviews and to act as change agents through knowledge production and critique.
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Jun 01, 2014 PDF Document From the International Desk Integrating Undergraduate Research into the Curriculum: International Perspectives on Capstone and Final-year Projects - CUR Quarterly, International Perspectives
This article draws particularly on two projects published by the UK Higher Education Academy (Healey et al. 2013, 2014) and includes mini-case studies of capstone research and inquiry projects from Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. More than 100 case studies were collected as part of these projects.
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Dec 01, 2013 PDF Document Students Collaborate to Advance Science: The International Situations Project - CUR Quarterly, International Perspectives
Engaging students in research experiences is considered to be a “high impact” teaching practice by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (Brownell and Swaner 2010). It also represents Learning Goal 2 in the American Psychological Association (APA) Guidelines for the Undergraduate Major, which state, “Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation” (APA 2007, 13). Student involvement in research
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Dec 01, 2013 PDF Document Using Mobile Devices to Enhance Undergraduate Field Research - CUR Quarterly, International Perspectives
From the International Desk 2013
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