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Creating Research Assignments that Build Critical Thinking

Presented for the Center for Teaching's Teaching at Vanderbilt Orientation by Melissa Mallon, Vanderbilt Libraries, Fall 2015
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Melissa Mallon

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Transcript of Creating Research Assignments that Build Critical Thinking

Creating Research Assignments that Build Critical Thinking
Melissa Mallon
Research +
Critical Thinking Connection

Tips for
Assignment
Design

Collaborate with librarians
Alternative
Compare / contrast
research tools
Concept / argument
Poster sessions
More resources . . .
Director of Peabody Library /
Director of Liaison & Instruction Services
Vanderbilt University Libraries
Fall 2015
Problem solving & analytical thinking
21st century students
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Information
Overload
Set clear
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expectations
Identify YOUR librarian
http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/subject-specialists.php
http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/faculty-staff/instruction.php
Instruction support
Focus on transferable skills
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Research
Assignments
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Peer reviewed
projects
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Study proposals
Policy implementation
mapping
Research timelines
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-holden/kony-2012-timeline_b_1387729.html
Letter to the editor
Thoughtful questioning
Encourage communication
Be creative!
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Portfolios
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(with reflections!)
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