CREATE is a systematic method for teaching students to engage in the research process using published papers. When the method is used, students have opportunities to read parts of a publication, analyze and critique the data, and predict the next research question. The CREATE method can be used with students of any level, and it is a way to teaching research thinking and communication skills with any discipline.

This academic year there will be many opportunities to learn about the CREATE method and think about how you might use it in one of your courses. There will be a seminar by Kristy Kenyon, an expert and project leader on NSF-funded work with the CREATE method. There will also be two workshops run by faculty at UNC who are using this method successfully in their classrooms, Elizabeth Shank (Assistant Professor of Biology) and Brian Hogan (Teaching Associate Professor of Chemistry).

These events will be appropriate for many courses across disciplines in the sciences and social sciences.

Upcoming CREATE events:

Tuesday October 30, 2018: 12:30- 1:30, Carrington Hall L300 (Nursing Building)

“Let Them Play Ball: Transforming the Science Classroom with the CREATE method”
Kristy Kenyon, Professor of Biology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Host: Kelly Hogan, Kelly_Hogan@unc.edu for the Biology Department

Wednesday November 7, 2018: 2:30-3:30, Greenlaw 101

“Learn to use the CREATE method in your classroom”
Elizabeth Shank, Assistant Professor of Biology, UNC-CH
Host: The College of Arts and Sciences and The Center for Faculty Excellence

Register Here

Note: there will be some overlap between Nov 7 and Jan 28th workshops but there will be enough difference that you can attend both.

Monday January 28, 2018: 2:30-3:30, Wilson Library Basement (CFE room 304)

“Learn to use the CREATE method in your classroom”
Brian Hogan, Teaching Associate Professor of Chemistry, UNC-CH
Host: The College of Arts and Sciences and The Center for Faculty Excellence

Register Here

Note: there will be some overlap between Nov 7 and Jan 28th workshops but there will be enough difference that you can attend both.

 

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