A RESEARCH-BASED LEARNING APPROACH FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS - The Internship Program in Research and Innovation Model

Nathalíe Galeano, Ruben Morales-Menendez, Francisco J. Cantú Ortíz

Abstract

World-class universities have usually been recognized for their intellectual contributions, and key ones are the products of the research (publications, patents, innovations, technology developments, spin-offs, etc.) they perform, and the impact these products have on the technological and economic development of regions of influence. After a literature review process and the review of how research activities with undergraduate students are promoted and coordinated in top ranked universities, the authors suggest three different approaches a university can follow for integrating research-based learning into the undergraduate curriculum: the stand alone approach, the attachment approach and the inserted approach. In the inserted approach an undergraduate student is interested in doing research out of her/his personal interest and the university supports these students by integrating them into research groups. The experiences and results of designing and implementing the inserted approach in the Tecnológico de Monterrey are presented in this paper, together with the integration of this program in the Knowledge-based Development model of the University that integrates the Research Chairs and Incubation Cells initiatives.

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Galeano N., Morales-Menendez R. and Cantú Ortíz F. (2011). A RESEARCH-BASED LEARNING APPROACH FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS - The Internship Program in Research and Innovation Model . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8425-50-8, pages 143-147. DOI: 10.5220/0003352601430147


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@conference{csedu11,
author={Nathalíe Galeano and Ruben Morales-Menendez and Francisco J. Cantú Ortíz},
title={A RESEARCH-BASED LEARNING APPROACH FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS - The Internship Program in Research and Innovation Model},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2011},
pages={143-147},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003352601430147},
isbn={978-989-8425-50-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - A RESEARCH-BASED LEARNING APPROACH FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS - The Internship Program in Research and Innovation Model
SN - 978-989-8425-50-8
AU - Galeano N.
AU - Morales-Menendez R.
AU - Cantú Ortíz F.
PY - 2011
SP - 143
EP - 147
DO - 10.5220/0003352601430147