Proposal Title

IEDEAS: An Approach for Designing SoTL Projects

Proposal Abstract

The author of the session will provide a brief overview of the theory-based IEDEAS approach and to describe how this approach lends itself to designing SoTL projects. The IEDEAS approach uses a set of easy to remember phases, namely (i) introduction, (ii) exploration, (iii) discovery, (iv) expression, (v) application, and (vi) spin-off. The approach is easy to remember since the first letters of each phase spell the acronym “IEDEAS,” which is very similar to the word “ideas.” In the IEDEAS approach each phase leads to the next phase. Each phase also builds on the previous phase. Some overlap between phases is possible. The IEDEAS approach can be used to develop many researchable questions related to what students learn and how well they are able to apply such learning. The author will discuss how he is using the IEDEAS approach to develop SoTL projects.

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Mar 12th, 4:00 PM Mar 12th, 5:45 PM

IEDEAS: An Approach for Designing SoTL Projects

Concourse

The author of the session will provide a brief overview of the theory-based IEDEAS approach and to describe how this approach lends itself to designing SoTL projects. The IEDEAS approach uses a set of easy to remember phases, namely (i) introduction, (ii) exploration, (iii) discovery, (iv) expression, (v) application, and (vi) spin-off. The approach is easy to remember since the first letters of each phase spell the acronym “IEDEAS,” which is very similar to the word “ideas.” In the IEDEAS approach each phase leads to the next phase. Each phase also builds on the previous phase. Some overlap between phases is possible. The IEDEAS approach can be used to develop many researchable questions related to what students learn and how well they are able to apply such learning. The author will discuss how he is using the IEDEAS approach to develop SoTL projects.