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Undergraduate Research as Teaching Practice

Undergraduate research is an exciting way to introduce students to the scientific method and to engage them in critical thinking and problem solving skills. Research can also increase relevance of the topics at hand and pave the way for students to transition from novices to experts. In the geosciences, there are a plethora of field, laboratory, and computational research experiences that can be employed from the introductory to upper levels.

Pedagogical Approaches

Undergraduate Research From Pedagogy in Action
Learn what defines undergraduate research, explore why research enriches the learning experience, and delve into methods to engage students in research.

Strategies to Involve Students in Research

Upper Division Courses, Independent Studies, and REU's
Learn from a set of web-based modules that aggregate the community knowledge, experience and resources that can encourage and support undergraduate research across the geoscience curriculum.

Engaging Students in the First Two Years: 2014 Workshop
The workshop will explore the many ways that authentic research experiences can be embedded in introductory Earth Science courses.

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