When beginning work in a new area, it's often difficult to know just where to start, and to know which resources will be most useful. The following suggestions may help you identify a topic you're interested in and and begin your research.
Watch the following video to hear what leaders in the field recommend and why.
Visit the tab in this guide called "Research Resources on Teaching" to see the list of references suggested in the video.
Consider the following taxonomy of questions a project may ask and seek to answer:
Start with questions you have about teaching and learning:
“Take a minute to write down what you do well. Next reflect on your students from the past year, did you notice anything different about their approaches to the classroom, their learning, or the subject that made you pause or create a new challenge you did not have before?”
Reference: Qualters, D. (2013). Six steps for turning your research into scholarship. Faculty Focus.
To identify a topic of interest, consider the following:
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