ERIC Number: ED400723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Researching into Teaching Methods in Colleges and Universities. Practical Research Series.
Bennett, Clinton; And Others
This practical guide is one of a series aimed at assisting academics in higher education in researching specific aspects of their work. Focusing on small-scale insider research in colleges and universities, the handbook covers contemporary issues, research methods, and existing practice and values in the area of teaching methods. Strategies for research on interactive teaching methods, small and large group teaching and student learning are proposed. Aspects of research specifically addressed include the uses of information technology in research; autonomous and flexible learning; group size and course design; peer teaching and collaboration; resource-based learning; knowledge of subject disciplines; and interpersonal and institutional factors that initiate change in teaching methods. Many examples of research instruments and suggestions for their use or adaptation are included. The last chapter discusses writing for publication and includes a list of publishers and journals of educational research. (Individual chapters contain references.) (PRW)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Design, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Technology, Large Group Instruction, Peer Teaching, Research and Development, Research Design, Research Methodology, Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
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