ERIC Number: ED472461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-21
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Thinking Big: The State of Scholarship on Higher Education.
Leslie, David W.
This paper considers how educators can best arrive at "big, good ideas" for the improvement of higher education and how they can best put them to use where they are needed. Getting big, good ideas probably comes from working on big, good questions. There is a substantial body of research literature about the big questions of education, and it is evident that the "big" ideas come from "big scholarship" that is integrative, pragmatic, collaborative, and cumulative. Educational research needs additional funding, from more diverse sources, and researchers need to communicate what they know to practitioners and the public. Collaboration will enhance scholarship and that will lead to the big ideas that result in better learning. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Sacramento, CA, November 21-24, 2002).