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Is there a place for lecture in engaged learning?

A recent scholarly analysis comparing student outcomes in lecture and “active learning” courses has re-energized debates about whether lecture is an effective, or even an ethical, teaching method in higher education. In May 2014 Scott Freeman and colleagues published the …


Writing Across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Sites of Writing by Yancey, Robertson, and Taczak

Writing and the Question of Transfer: Content Matters

The 2011-2013 Elon University Research Seminar on Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer supported multi-institutional research by 45 scholars and resulted in an impressive (and still growing) list of conference presentations and publications. Writing across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Sites …


Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler

High Quality Mentoring of Undergraduate Research

What defines high quality undergraduate research mentoring? We asked participants in the Center’s research seminar on Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research and other scholars focused on undergraduate research to share key characteristics of high quality mentoring. As their responses highlight, high quality mentoring …




Resources

Elon Statement on Writing Transfer

This is a brief version of the Elon Statement on Writing Transfer. For additional information about terms, related learning theories, working principles in-development, and a bibliography, download the full version of The Elon Statement on Writing Transfer. Brief Version of the …

May 22, 2014