Abstract

Poster sessions aren't just for professional conferences. They are popular in a variety of academic disciplines, where they have been shown to boost motivation, foster alternative assessment, and promote peer interaction. They are gaining popularity as a classroom teaching strategy, because they promote the development of student research skills and foster positive attitudes toward research. They encourage collaboration and peer interaction. Visual presentation strategies provide opportunities for students to display their ideas and knowledge in several multimedia formats. Poster sessions also promote alternative assessment strategies such as peer and self-assessment. We report here on the ways that we have used this assignment format in our basic linguistics class, titled "The Nature of Language." We conclude with tips on incorporating poster assignments into teacher education classes regardless of the content matter.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1533-6255
Print ISSN
1531-4200
Pages
pp. 366-377
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-21
Open Access
No
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