ERIC Number: EJ1123492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reflective Pedagogy: The Integration of Methodology and Subject-Matter Content in a Graduate-Level Course
Jakeman, Rick C.; Henderson, Markesha M.; Howard, Lionel C.
Teaching in Higher Education, v22 n2 p207-221 2017
This article presents a critical reflection on how we, instructors of a graduate-level course in higher education administration, sought to integrate theoretical and subject-matter content and research methodology. Our reflection, guided by autoethnography and teacher reflection, challenged both our assumptions about curriculum design and our process of designing and teaching the redesigned course. We found that our efforts to integrate course content and methodology differed from students' prior experiences and resulted in a disconnection between their experience and the intended course learning objectives. Recommendations include understanding the degree program culture and students' course expectations, using assignments that facilitate learning of both theory and methods, and balancing classroom discussion among theory, methodology, and the integration of the two.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Graduate Study, Reflection, Reflective Teaching, Research Methodology, Curriculum Design, Integrated Curriculum, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Research Universities, Focus Groups, Teaching Methods, Prior Learning, Ethnography, Course Content, Transformative Learning, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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