LEARNING AS RESEARCHERS AND TEACHERS: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PEDAGOGICAL CULTURE FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHODS?

Kilburn, Daniel and Nind, Melanie and Wiles, Rose (2014) LEARNING AS RESEARCHERS AND TEACHERS: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PEDAGOGICAL CULTURE FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHODS? British Journal of Educational Studies, 62 (2). pp. 191-207. ISSN 0007-1005

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2014.918576

Abstract

In light of calls to improve the capacity for social science research within UK higher education, this article explores the possibilities for an emerging pedagogy for research methods. A lack of pedagogical culture in this field has been identified by previous studies. In response, we examine pedagogical literature surrounding approaches for teaching and learning research methods that are evident in recent peer-reviewed literature. Deep reading of this literature (as opposed to systematic review)identifies different but generally complementary ways in which teachers of methods seek to elucidate aspects of the research process, provide hands-on experience and facilitate critical reflection. At a time when the advancement of research capacity is gaining prominence, both in the academy and in reference to the wider knowledge economy, this paper illustrates how teachers of methods are considering pedagogical questions and seeks to further stimulate debates in this area.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:social science research methods education, research capacity,pedagogic culture, student-centred learning
Subjects:9. Research Skills, Communication and Dissemination > 9.6 Teaching and Supervising Research Methods
ID Code:3359
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Deposited On:26 Jun 2014 15:31
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