Does Engagement in an Applied Research Experience Affect Student Outcomes? Adventures at the National Aquarium
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Citation of Original PublicationFarley, S. D. (2017). Does Engagement in an Applied Research Experience Affect Student Outcomes? Adventures at the National Aquarium. Unpublished.
The purpose of this study was to compare two conditions of experiential learning, traditional semester-length group-based research projects and applied group-based research projects facilitated at the National Aquarium (NA) in Baltimore, MD. Although both of these conditions utilized hands-on problem-based experiential learning, aquarium students’ intrinsic motivation increased over time, whereas traditional students’ motivation decreased. In addition, NA students perceived that they learned more than their traditional counterparts.