ERIC Number: EJ1077430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Strategy to Promote Active Learning of an Advanced Research Method
McDermott, Hilary J.; Dovey, Terence M.
Psychology Learning and Teaching, v12 n1 p92-95 Mar 2013
Research methods courses aim to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for research yet seldom include practical aspects of assessment. This reflective practitioner report describes and evaluates an innovative approach to teaching and assessing advanced qualitative research methods to final-year psychology undergraduate students. An active-learning approach involving auto-photography was developed and implemented as the assessment requirements for a qualitative component of an advanced research methods module. The authors suggest that this student-centred active-learning exercise is a useful and successful strategy to promote the construction of knowledge.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Research Methodology, Educational Strategies, Methods Courses, Research Skills, Qualitative Research, College Seniors, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Student Centered Learning, Learning Activities, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom