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The Right Answer
Our educational experiences, from a young age, teach us to value correctness. Early assignments are often marked right or wrong and we strive to earn the gold stars and other rewards given for being correct. Moving through the education system students acquire the habit of looking for the right answer but as students mature they need the ability to deal with multiple outcomes from their work. Their research activities can generate conflicting conclusions. The issues being addressed are simply more complex. To help students make this shift, authentic Active Learning activities produce diverse outcomes. (more…)