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Language Students as Researchers

Language Students as Researchers

See it in action:

School
Arts, Languages & Cultures
Course
LANG10000 Languages
Themes
Enquiry-based learning, Online Teaching Ideas

Tine describes using research projects as part of a BA 3rd Year Course Unit. In my third-year BA module 'The Grammar of English Noun Phrases' students complete their own research project as main part of the assessment.

The projects are mini-versions of my own research with the same methodology and similar research questions.

The tutorial part of the course unit is designed to guide them step by step through the research process.

Benefits:

The research projects allow the students to get a taste of what linguistic research is and to acquire valuable methodological skills they can apply in further study or in their work life. The results of several past projects have been of such good quality that I have presented them, sometimes with the student, sometimes as a contribution to my own research, at international conferences.