Saturday, May 5 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
Tag Teaming High School Research with Inquiry-Based Learning

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The purpose of this workshop is to present a more adaptive approach to inquiry-based learning with the goal of bridging the gap between traditional high school research and college research. By allowing the students to formulate their own topics, questions, and thesis statements, they learn how to constructively approach the inquiry process. The content for this workshop is based upon three years of extensive collaboration between myself and the history department. Interactive brainstorming with conference participants would model inquiry-based techniques with the writing of questions and thesis statements which would serve as the foundation for an analytical research paper. This type of approach to research encourages limitless learning by letting the students create their own topics in a guided environment, which encourages them to think outside of the box and push the limits of their own creativity.

Inquiry-based research assignment description: This is an analytical research process focused on the creation of a college level thesis as derived from a student-created, guided research question.  Analytical papers are more difficult than narrative writing, as they require analysis of the information found in the research which then must be synthesized to prove an argumentative thesis.

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Meghan Adams

High School Librarian, Slippery Rock School District
Animal lover, book nerd, librarian, photographer...My favorite time of the school year is "research season."

Saturday May 5, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
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