Event Title

Inquiry-Guided Learning Through Collaborative Research

Presenter Information

George R. Hess
C. Ashton Drew

Location

Doyle / High County Conference Center

Event Website

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol12/

Start Date

3-16-2004 2:30 PM

End Date

3-16-2004 3:00 PM

Description

In the natural resources, graduate work tends to be undertaken by individuals. Graduate students need more experience working collaboratively, which is how complex natural resources issues are approached in a professional environment. A collaborative research course is designed to provide that experience. The essence of the approach is to build a small team of advanced graduate students and lead them as peers in a collaborative research project addressing a complex and unsolved problem. A successful course combines six key ingredients: (1) technical and professional development objectives; (2) a real-world, controversial topic; (3) real-world products; (4) strong collaborators; (5) a common foundation; and (6) open channels of communication.

Comments

Session 8. Learning Through Research. Recommended Citation: Hess, George R. and Drew, C. Ashton (2004) "Inquiry-guided learning through collaborative research," Natural Resources and Environmental Issues: Vol. 12, Article 25. Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol12/iss1/25

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Mar 16th, 2:30 PM Mar 16th, 3:00 PM

Inquiry-Guided Learning Through Collaborative Research

Doyle / High County Conference Center

In the natural resources, graduate work tends to be undertaken by individuals. Graduate students need more experience working collaboratively, which is how complex natural resources issues are approached in a professional environment. A collaborative research course is designed to provide that experience. The essence of the approach is to build a small team of advanced graduate students and lead them as peers in a collaborative research project addressing a complex and unsolved problem. A successful course combines six key ingredients: (1) technical and professional development objectives; (2) a real-world, controversial topic; (3) real-world products; (4) strong collaborators; (5) a common foundation; and (6) open channels of communication.

https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/5thBiennial/Sessions/24