Methods that teach: Developing pedagogic research methods, developing pedagogy

Nind, Melanie and Lewthwaite, Sarah (2017) Methods that teach: Developing pedagogic research methods, developing pedagogy. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, tbc (tbc). ISSN - (In Press)

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This paper addresses ways of researching the pedagogy involved in building research methods competencies in the social sciences. The lack of explicit and shared pedagogy in this area make it particularly important that research is conducted to stimulate pedagogic culture, dialogue and development. The authors discuss the range of methods used in one study with the aim of teasing out pedagogical content knowledge, making implicit pedagogic knowledge more explicit and thereby malleable. The research design and methods deliberately foster dialogue with, rather than cast a judgmental gaze upon, teachers and learners of research methods. Rejecting observational methods on this basis, and declining action research because of the level of participant pedagogic knowledge and commitment required, the authors examine a combination of expert panel, video stimulated dialogue and diary methods for building pedagogic knowledge and culture. These ‘methods that teach’ are argued to offer value for other researchers working in new and emerging teaching fields, where pedagogy is particularly ‘hard to know’ and pedagogic content knowledge and pedagogic culture are underexplored or underdeveloped.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:research methods; pedagogy; dialogue; social science
Subjects:1. Frameworks for Research and Research Designs > 1.3 Exploratory Research
2. Data Collection > 2.4 Diary Methods
2. Data Collection > 2.5 Qualitative Interviewing
2. Data Collection > 2.5 Qualitative Interviewing > 2.5.2 Focus groups
9. Research Skills, Communication and Dissemination > 9.6 Teaching and Supervising Research Methods
9. Research Skills, Communication and Dissemination > 9.6 Teaching and Supervising Research Methods > 9.6.4 Face-to-face/classroom learning
ID Code:4057
Deposited By: NCRM users
Deposited On:20 Nov 2017 10:38
Last Modified:20 Nov 2017 10:38

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