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Kim Bjorgo-Thorne

office phone 304.473.8126
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology and Environmental Science
West Virginia Wesleyan College
59 College Avenue Box 61
Buckhannon, WV 26201


My Biology Scholars Research Project
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A metacognitive approach to the teaching and learning of environmental science (draft title)

What is the focus of your investigation?
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  Post a short abstract (100-200 words) of project.  Link to <Context, problem> page for more detailed information. 

On your <Context, problem> page also include:

Basic Information re research:

-Course - Environmental Science ENVS 130

-Semester(s):   Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016

-Student population: mostly nonmajors, though this is a required course for ENVS majors

-Number of students:  35-40 each semester

-Level of students:  all

Scholar Implementation Plan (Please fill in approximate dates when these activities will be completed.)

-File IRB in early August, 2015   (IRRB Approval obtained September, 2015)

-Data collection: Semesters as outlined above  (First semester survey instrument administered; student         worker assigned to conduct interviews.

-Preliminary data analysis: Spring 2017

-Publication goal: Fall 2017

What resources/references have you found helpful?
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  Post your most valuable resource thus far.  Link to <Bibliography> page for more detailed bibliography.  Include on the <Bibliography> page your pre-institute annotated bibliography assignment.

What is your approach and/or what evidence will you gather?
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  Post a synopsis of the methodology you will undertake.  Link to <Findings, Methods> page for more detailed information.  Also use this page to start documenting the results that have emerged.  You will have an assignment due in October which requires you to discuss methodology and results more thoroughly.

What results have emerged ?
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 Post a thought or two about the results you see thus far.  Link to <Discussion> page for more detailed analysis and thoughts.


What information may be found in your Appendices?
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  Do you have examples of student work, links to projects, explanations of jargon particular to your project?

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