Growing Students in the Garden: Improving the Research Process Through Experiential Learning (Handout)

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This presentation will explore how the infusion of an experiential garden component in a beginning Composition class facilitated the achievement of expected outcomes in writing and research. Presented …

This presentation will explore how the infusion of an experiential garden component in a beginning Composition class facilitated the achievement of expected outcomes in writing and research. Presented at GaCOMO12 by Claudia Shorr and Scott Mitchell.

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  • 1. Growing Students in the Garden: Improving the Research Process Through Experiential LearningClaudia Shorr: crshorr@gmail.comDr. Scott Mitchell: scott.mitchell@gpc.edu BibliographyACRL. Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000). http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetencyDubinsky, James. “The Role of Reflection in Service Learning.” Business Communication Quarterly 69.3 (2006): 306-311. Sage Journals. Web. 25 Sept. 2012.Edwards, Sarah, and Wilma Kuhlman. “Culturally Responsive Teaching: Do We Walk Our Talk?" Multicultural Education 14.4 (2007): 45-49. Education Research Complete. Web. 25 Sept. 2012.Hallman, Heidi, and Melanie Burdick. “Service Learning and the Preparation of English Teachers.” English Education 43. 4 (Jul 2011): 341-368. ProQuest Journals. Web. 25 Sept. 2012.Hutchinson, Mary. “Living the Rhetoric: Service Learning and Increased Value of Social Responsibility.” Pedagogy 5.3 (2005): 427-444. Education Research Complete. Web. 25 Sept. 2012.Henkin, Roxanne, et al. “Service-Learning: The Intersection of Civic and Academic Engagement.” Voices From the Middle 17.1 (2009). ProQuest Journals. Web. 25 Sept. 2012.Kramer, Don. “Servant Class: Basic Writers and Service Learning.” Journal of Basic Writing 24.2 (2005): 92-109. ProQuest Journals. Web. 25 Sept. 2012.
  • 2. The CARS Checklist for Research Source Evaluation Credibility trustworthy source, author’s credentials, evidence of quality control, known or respected authority, organizational support. Goal: an authoritative source, a source that supplies some good evidence that allows you to trust it. Accuracy up to date, factual, detailed, exact, comprehensive, audience and purpose reflect intentions of completeness and accuracy. Goal: a source that is correct today (not yesterday), a source that gives the whole truth. Reasonableness fair, balanced, objective, reasoned, no conflict of interest, absence of fallacies or slanted tone. Goal: a source that engages the subject thoughtfully and reasonably, concerned with the truth. Support listed sources, contact information, available corroboration, claims supported, documentation supplied. Goal: a source that provides convincing evidence for the claims made, a source you can triangulate (find at least two other sources that support it).
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