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Title:Teens Becoming Researchers: Pedagogical Considerations When Designing Coresearch
Author(s):Buck, Margaret H.; Magee, Rachel M.
Subject(s):Young Researchers
Abstract:Young Researchers is a multiyear research project that works with Illinois teenagers to collaboratively develop research and informal learning materials. The project examines how teens interact with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics, as well as their everyday technology use, with youth-driven research studies. The current stage of the project is working with a group of teens from a small community. These teens, or Young Researchers, are learning about how to conduct research by actively participating in study design, participant recruitment, data collection, and the analysis and reporting of research findings. In the future the project plans to work with additional groups of teens from around Illinois. The Young Researchers are building literacy skills, becoming researchers, and contributing to scholarship while exploring their potential to pursue research careers. This paper discusses the development of Young Researchers' first collaborative research project, with a focus on the teaching strategies used in encouraging the teens to engage with the research process. The paper highlights the considerations for conducting this approach with such teens, including a discussion of methods and pedagogy.
Issue Date:2017
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:Buck, Margaret H. & Magee, Rachel M."Teens Becoming Researchers: Pedagogical Considerations When Designing Coresearch." Library Trends, vol. 65 no. 4, 2017, pp. 659-683. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/lib.2017.0023
Series/Report:Library Trends 65 (4). Spring 2017
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-04-22

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