Research

Jennifer Turns

Winter 2019

Exploring visual notetaking

Jennifer Turns, Wendy Roldan, Andrea Sequeira

For this DRG we will explore visual notetaking as a student skill. Visual note taking is a method of recording ideas without relying on words.

We are interested in learning how to do visual notetaking and practicing it. We envision having 10 students join our DRG. There are no requirements to join the DRG - just an interest in practicing visual notetaking and a willingness to try. This will be a 1-credit DRG where you will go to your regularly scheduled classes and activities, practice taking visual notes, and then come back and share with the group how that week went. We will share our process and our strategies to learn and iterate together. At the end of this DRG our aim is that you feel more confident taking notes visually in a way that is productive for you.

To apply, please send an email to Wendy Roldan (wr4@uw.edu) by 11/26. In the application email, please include few sentences describing why you are interested in this project, your own experiences and practices associated with visual notetaking, and your availability for the DRG in the winter quarter.


Winter 2019

Making visible student experience with reflection

Our ongoing research explores how to support student reflection in higher education, particularly in technical education contexts. We are looking for a small group of students to help with the work of a current NSF grant as well as our broader research effort. Within the research group, students would be expected to engage in activities such as:

  1. Analyzing interview transcripts thematically for a research paper
  2. Using a critical design mentality to transform interview data into “impractical, practical products” that help educators better understand student reactions to reflection activities
  3. Developing questions for a research survey to capture student reactions to reflection activities
  4. Discussing related reflection research and models to support student reflection

We are looking to have around 5 students join us, with each student registering for 2 credit hours.

To apply, please send an email to Jennifer Turns (jturns@uw.edu) by 11/26. In the application email, please include a few paragraphs describing why you are interested in this project, your own experiences and practices associated with reflection, and the kinds of research skills you will bring to the work.

Meeting times are Tuesdays from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in Sieg 127.

 


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