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Engaging Ideas Book Discussion, Ch. 10 √ §

Engage students by crafting authentic academic research.



Date & Time

October 6, 2022, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


In this session, we’ll analyze how to engage students by crafting authentic academic research. How can we cultivate curiosity, counter students’ misconceptions about research, and guide them to create and respond to research questions? We’ll use the revised and updated edition of Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom (3rd Ed.) by John C. Bean and Dan Melzer (2021) to help you use backward design to construct an effective model for cultivating undergraduate research skills.

This revised edition offers the clear advice, practical strategies, and useful examples you appreciated in past editions along with the latest on writing transfer; metacognition, self-assessment, and peer review; translingual approaches to diversity in language practices; grading alternatives and ungrading; and social media and technology. Our discussion focuses on “Designing and Sequencing Assignments to Teach Undergraduate Research” (Chapter 10, pp. 189-227).

Participants may access the ebook online at any time through the AOK library in advance of the session using the following step-by-step instructions:
  1. Log into myUMBC
  2. Go to the AOK Library Website
  3. In the AOK OneSearch box, type the book title (not the chapter title) and press Search
  4. Locate the ebook, and click on the link to Online Access under the descriptive information
Please click “Going Virtually” below to reserve your seat for this session, and we will send you a Google calendar invitation with a WebEx link one hour before the session. If you register less than an hour before the session, you will receive the WebEx link when you register. Please email fdc@umbc.edu if you have any questions. If you have registered and find that you can no longer attend, please kindly release your spot so that others may attend.

√ Counts toward the ALIT Certificate
§ Counts toward the INNOVATE Certificate

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Part of the FDC Advanced Topics Series
Launched in September 2021!

Sessions in this series are designed to delve deeper into special topics that synthesize multiple research-based ideas for cultivating student learning. During these sessions, faculty and staff colleagues will support your efforts to energize your classroom with classic and cutting-edge pedagogical approaches that will help you to...
  • Identify how to integrate complex learning science applications into your course design and delivery,
  • Challenge your higher order thinking skills to investigate and assess new ways to foster student success, and
  • Connect and collaborate with colleagues seeking to create exemplary learning exercises and environments across courses and learning opportunities.
All faculty are welcome to attend, especially those who...
  • aspire to complicate and build on core pedagogical knowledge shared in other FDC programs, or
  • wish to cultivate and apply learning research to innovative, engaging, and effective classroom practices.