Classroom-Based Research Projects
As part of their capstone experience during student teaching (EDU 420/422), Wabash education students are required to conduct a Classroom-Based Research (CBR) project. The purpose of CBR is for teachers to systematically examine student learning as a way to inform and improve their practice. Therefore, Wabash education students are building a foundation of professional development as they examine their own questions of practice during the student teaching semester. Prior to the student teaching semester, they identify a question and create a CBR plan. Throughout the course of the semester, they learn how to use middle and high school students’ work as data; they utilize a variety of analysis strategies; and ultimately student teachers explain their findings in a final CBR report that is presented in a public forum to peers and faculty across campus.