Purpose of Course-Related Research Assignments
A well-designed assignment can teach students valuable research skills and improve the quality of their papers.
An Effective research assignment...
Pitfalls to avoid...
Encourage well rounded research...
Librarians are an excellent resource for developing library assignments.
Content adapted from the following: Creating Effective Research Assignments (University of Maryland); Effective Research Assignments (UC, Berkeley Library);Incorporating Information Literacy into the Curriculum (Castleton College Library, VT)
Carol Collier Kuhlthau's Information Search Process Model provides a holistic view of research.
(Cunningham, April, and Carr, Allison: adapted from Carol Kuhlthau’s “Initial Model of the Information Search Process” in Seeking Meaning, 2004. p. 45)
Talk with your Library Team for ways the Library can help get your students through the initial stages of research so that they are more satisified with the research process and have the skills they need to be successful.
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Benjamin Bloom, while working at the University of Chicago in 1956, developed his theory on Educational Objectives. He proposed three domains:
Bloom's Taxonomy is a taxonomy of activities and behaviours that exemplify Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) and Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS). Bloom's allows us to rank and structure different classroom activities and plan the learning process. In the 2001, Lorin Anderson and others revised Bloom's original work to give us Bloom's Revised Taxonomy. (edorgami.wikispaces.com)