B.1 Building Information Literacy Competencies in Inquiry-Based Classrooms
Sylvia Andrychuk, Cory Laverty, Suzanne Maranda, and Nasser Saleh, Queen's Libraries
The Queen's Library Teaching & Learning Working Group spent the past year investigating how librarians can better support the development of student research abilities. Our shared experiences reveal that information-based competencies are best developed when students receive ongoing feedback on the selection, evaluation, and ethical use of research tools. When an information literacy curriculum is mapped onto inquiry-intensive courses in a single program, opportunities for systematic practice and feedback can be more easily identified and a clear partnership between academic programs and the library can be created.
B.2 The Undergraduate Research Mission and Inquiry@Queen's
Jackie Druery, Queen's Libraries; and Vicki Remenda, Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Inquiry@Queen's was created to foster opportunities for research as a key component of undergraduate learning at Queen's. We reflect on seven years since its inception and comment on ways to further enhance the student learning experience through inquiry.
B.3 Discover First, Explain Later: The Inquiry 216 Project
Les MacKenzie, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences; and Lauren Anstey, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Education, and Centre for Teaching and Learning
This presentation will outline the structure of Inquiry 216, an inquiry-based group project integrated into a second-year undergraduate anatomy course (ANAT 216) that emphasizes student-driven discovery and learning. We will explore the successes, challenges, and lessons learned since its introduction to the course in 2009.
B.4 Matariki Undergraduate Research Network
Andy Leger, Centre for Teaching and Learning
The Matariki Undergraduate Research Network (MURN) International Collaborative Program is an internship opportunity, sponsored by the Offices of the Vice-Principal (Research) and the Vice-Provost (International), and offered through Queen's membership in the Matariki Network of Universities. MURN is an innovative and exciting project that connects undergraduate researchers in three universities: University of Western Australia (UWA); University of Otago, New Zealand; and Queen's. The internship offers an insightful introduction into the complexities of doing research into teaching and learning within a university context. A range of topics are presented online and explored in face-to-face workshops to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills and theoretical understandings to enable them to identify, plan and conduct a research project. This is supported by regular ongoing supervision to deal with specific questions and assist with problem solving as the research project unfolds.