PEERS is a form of RBL, Research-Based Learning. In RBL, learning is based on research that students do themselves, rather than being dependent on research done before and by others. Small groups of students will conduct research under the guidance of a senior researcher. They will act as a group, but engage in individual work as well. PEERS offers a unique opportunity to develop one’s own research topic. In this way, student researchers will make an actual contribution to ongoing research, and will experience firsthand what is involved in doing research. During the project, specific skills will be addressed at the appropriate time: e.g. problem analysis, writing a proposal, data selection and analysis reporting and presenting.
UCV PEERS is a semester research program carrying 10 ECTS. PEERS encompasses two Skills of each 2.5 ECTS and one Project offered during a semester. In most PEERS projects, the first course period will be mainly dedicated to an introduction into the specific field and related methodologies, and research plan or proposal will be written. During the second and third periods you will be engaged in your own research activities, while staying in touch with other members of the research group to discuss progress and challenges. At the end of the semester UCV will organize a symposium during which all participating students will present their research to their fellow researchers and the larger UCV community. - To enhance the learning experience of students by integrating research into their undergraduate curriculum. - To emphasize the ability to identify and formulate academic problems. - To become aware how according research methodologies provide answers and may initiate new ideas. - To reinforce the awareness of how academic work relates to society.
VSK3101 PEERS - Undergraduate Research I and VSK3102 PEERS - Undergraduate Research II