Interdisciplinary Research Lightning Session
The purpose of this session is to promote interdisciplinary conversations about research in affective learning outcomes in undergraduate field learning experiences. We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplines, in particular the geosciences and biology, but also from other disciplines where undergraduate field experiences are part of the academic pathway.
This session will in particular focus on the affective domain of learning, which includes a host of constructs related to emotion, such as attitudes, values, beliefs, opinions, interests, and motivation. We welcome abstract submissions about any research related to the affective domain in undergraduate field experiences, including, but not limited to, research about interventions or design, measures for assessing student affective outcomes, and impacts of undergraduate field experiences on affective outcomes.
This will be a lightning session with presentations from 3 to 5 minutes long, depending on how many submissions we get. The lightning session will be followed up with a discussion about possible areas on which the multiple disciplines interested in undergraduate field education can collaborate. It is our goal to produce a meeting report based on this session summarizing future recommended areas for collaborative research; all who give presentations in this session will be invited to be involved.
We will ask each presenter to put together two slides that discuss: 1) one to two major takeaways from their current research about affective outcomes in undergraduate field experiences, and 2) one to two ideas for areas of pressing needs for research related to undergraduate field experiences.
Proposals for the Interdisciplinary Research Session will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 22nd, 2021.
Please be prepared to submit an abstract of 40 words or less (to be used in the conference program) and a presentation description of 200 words or less in which you describe your draft ideas for addressing the two areas of the presentation: 1) takeaways from their current research about affective outcomes in undergraduate field experiences, and 2) pressing needs for research related to undergraduate field experiences. We will not hold you to these ideas, but instead will use this information to help organize the session.
We will notify you about whether your proposal is accepted by February 8th, 2021.
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