Date

6-12-2017 12:00 AM

Major

Child, Adult and Family Services

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

College

College of Human Sciences

Project Advisor

Amanda Hillman

Project Advisor's Department

Human Development and Family Studies

Description

"I engaged in a meta-synthesis in which I collected data about apathetic students and their lack of engagement in critical discussion. A “meta-synthesis” is a process whereby I sifted through an abundance of relevant data as to discover themes conducive with effective facilitation of dialogue. An “apathetic” student shows lack of concern, interest, and/or enthusiasm for material. In other words, my research project addressed the research question: How do university faculty facilitate a critical dialogue in higher education, particularly in the large classroom (lecture-hall) setting? I created a three-fold pamphlet that describes research-based strategies for motivating critical dialogue in the classroom. This pamphlet was designed for professors/instructors in higher education. A three-fold pamphlet is best medium of which to comprise this project because it is a concise handout that instructors can refer to quickly. My project addressed numerous aspects regarding apathy on behalf of students at the collegiate level. Such aspects include how the problem began and developed, implications of the problem, research to support these claims, and ways of combating the issue. For example, my project addressed the physical environment of the lecture hall setting. The next step is to deliver my final product to professionals in higher education."

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Dec 6th, 12:00 AM

Facilitation of Critical Dialogue in Higher Education

"I engaged in a meta-synthesis in which I collected data about apathetic students and their lack of engagement in critical discussion. A “meta-synthesis” is a process whereby I sifted through an abundance of relevant data as to discover themes conducive with effective facilitation of dialogue. An “apathetic” student shows lack of concern, interest, and/or enthusiasm for material. In other words, my research project addressed the research question: How do university faculty facilitate a critical dialogue in higher education, particularly in the large classroom (lecture-hall) setting? I created a three-fold pamphlet that describes research-based strategies for motivating critical dialogue in the classroom. This pamphlet was designed for professors/instructors in higher education. A three-fold pamphlet is best medium of which to comprise this project because it is a concise handout that instructors can refer to quickly. My project addressed numerous aspects regarding apathy on behalf of students at the collegiate level. Such aspects include how the problem began and developed, implications of the problem, research to support these claims, and ways of combating the issue. For example, my project addressed the physical environment of the lecture hall setting. The next step is to deliver my final product to professionals in higher education."