Proposal Title

Creative Assignments: Impact on Students

Proposal Abstract

An international agriculture college educator uses creative assignments to increase student content knowledge and to help nurture students' enthusiasm for the class subject matter by allowing them the freedom to explore the relationship between class topics and their own passions and interests. The educator has recently started to explore the impact of these assignments through an intentional, planned, and scholarly process. The objectives of the session are to do the following: 1) Communicate to the audience how the projects are assigned to the students; 2) Share with the audience examples of student work; 3) Explain the design, methods, and instruments used in the research to assess affective and cognitive impact on students; 4) Present preliminary results; and 5) Involve the attendees in a brainstorming session to discuss how they can adapt and use these creative assignments in their own disciplines, courses, and work.

Location

Room 2904

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 10th, 11:00 AM Mar 10th, 11:45 AM

Creative Assignments: Impact on Students

Room 2904

An international agriculture college educator uses creative assignments to increase student content knowledge and to help nurture students' enthusiasm for the class subject matter by allowing them the freedom to explore the relationship between class topics and their own passions and interests. The educator has recently started to explore the impact of these assignments through an intentional, planned, and scholarly process. The objectives of the session are to do the following: 1) Communicate to the audience how the projects are assigned to the students; 2) Share with the audience examples of student work; 3) Explain the design, methods, and instruments used in the research to assess affective and cognitive impact on students; 4) Present preliminary results; and 5) Involve the attendees in a brainstorming session to discuss how they can adapt and use these creative assignments in their own disciplines, courses, and work.