Research in Teaching and Traditional Research
Modest funding will be available for instructors who wish to carry out a research project related to innovation in science teaching and the use of instructional technology to improve the learning experience. One example is an investigation of the “flipped” classroom, in which the students view lectures from previous year(s) on their own and use the assigned classroom time to carry out problem solving exercises or engage in discussions. Other classroom or lab teaching innovations will be considered, especially those involved with instructional technology.
To apply, the project should be summarized on a single page narrative outlining specific goals, including a proposed budget. The maximum funding for an individual project is limited to $3,000 and in special cases the proposal can be applied to traditional research. Expenses can be allocated to whatever is needed to complete the project. Renewals for a second year will be considered.
Requests regarding any of these opportunities along with a budget should be sent to david.harpp [at] mcgill.ca