Pedagogy in context: international experts’ insights into the teaching of advanced research methods

Lewthwaite, Sarah and Nind, Melanie (2015) Pedagogy in context: international experts’ insights into the teaching of advanced research methods. In: Society for Research in Higher Education Annual Research Conference, 9-11 December 2015, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper sets out the findings from new research into the teaching of advanced social science research methods. We present an in-depth study into the teaching and learning of advanced research methods conducted by researchers at the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM). We outline how current concerns about a methodological skills deficit have shaped debate in the UK, and draw upon insights from in-depth interviews with international experts to reflect on the situated nature of advanced methods teaching and learning. From here, we examine how the pedagogical approaches, challenges and demands identified within and across international contexts can elucidate the pedagogic challenges of advanced methods teaching and learning in the UK. During our presentation we will engage delegates in critical dialogue regarding how these findings and the broader questions of how pedagogic culture and practice might respond to global trends and international tensions in social research.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:pedagogy, geo-politics, global context, research methods, social science
Subjects:9. Research Skills, Communication and Dissemination > 9.6 Teaching and Supervising Research Methods
ID Code:3769
Deposited By: NCRM users
Deposited On:28 Nov 2015 07:37
Last Modified:28 Nov 2015 07:37

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