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Developing Course-Based Research Experiences in Discipline-Based Education Research: Lessons Learned and Recommendations

    Authors: Katelyn M. Cooper1, Sara E. Brownell1,*
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    Affiliations: 1: Biology Education Research Lab, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281
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    • Received 29 December 2017 Accepted 07 July 2018 Published 31 August 2018
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    • *Corresponding author. Mailing address: School of Life Sciences, 451 E. Tyler Mall, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281. Phone: 480-965-0803. E-mail: [email protected].
    Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. August 2018 vol. 19 no. 2 doi:10.1128/jmbe.v19i2.1567
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    Abstract:

    In this perspective, we highlight the opportunity for the biology education research community to develop course-based research experiences (CREs) or course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) in discipline-based education research. Building on our prior experience developing and teaching four biology education research CREs, we present opportunities, potential pitfalls, and recommendations for discipline-based education researchers interested in integrating their research and teaching in the context of a CRE.

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Abstract:

In this perspective, we highlight the opportunity for the biology education research community to develop course-based research experiences (CREs) or course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) in discipline-based education research. Building on our prior experience developing and teaching four biology education research CREs, we present opportunities, potential pitfalls, and recommendations for discipline-based education researchers interested in integrating their research and teaching in the context of a CRE.

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