Effective Instructional Strategies for Research and Writing in STEM

Corso per il Dottorato di Ricerca in “Information Technology” (3 cfu)

Lecture Topics
1 Introduction:

What is STEM education. From STEAM to ST(R)EAM education. Demand for STEM Jobs. Careers in STEM. Approach and Philosophy. Strategic Framework and Value Orientation. Creative Thinking. Team Formation. Project Based Learning approach to the course.

2 Expert/Academic Writing:

Expert/Academic Writing: Fast, Quality and Secure Essay Writing. Purpose, Process, Audiences (Readers). Generating and Conveying Value. Know Your Readers… Know Your Community(ies). Professional academic writers, plagiarism-free papers and high quality results.

3 Fundamentals of Effective Writing:

Find out how to write an effective research paper.

Writing General Principles & Characteristics: Accuracy, Clarity, Conciseness, Coherence, Appropriateness.

From the Reader’s Perspective: Reading Process and Reader Expectations… Grammar/Composition-related Issues Structure/Construction: Clause, Phrase, Sentence, Paragraph…

How to write a review article.

4 Scientific Writing & Publication

Professional Expert Communication: Written/Oral (Presentation, Conferences, etc) Research Article/Paper (IMRaD): Writing & Publishing Scientific Literature & Literature Review Dissertation.

Tips for Making Effective PowerPoint Presentations.

Publishing Process: Submission, Peer Review, Acceptance & Publication (or Rejection – Rewrite) Style & Citation: MLA, APA, Harvard style… Journals and Publications Avoiding Plagiarism.

5 Course-End Final Team Presentations:

Recap/Debrief Team Project Presentations: Report + PPT Discussion, Q&A