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ERIC Number: EJ1147576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2375-2696
The Application of Peer Teaching in Digital Forensics Education
Govan, Michelle
Higher Education Pedagogies, v1 n1 p57-63 2016
The field of digital forensics requires a multidisciplinary understanding of a range of diverse subjects, but is interdisciplinary (in using principles, techniques and theories from other disciplines) encompassing both computer and forensic science. This requires that practitioners have a deep technical knowledge and understanding, but that they are also able to explain the underlying theory that supports their analytical conclusions. It is therefore essential that students develop effective communication skills, and the ability to articulate their knowledge and understanding of complex technical concepts using words and terms that an individual without prior professional training would understand. Appreciating the importance of active collaborative learning, this paper examines the pedagogy and andragogy of the application of peer learning and teaching within the delivery of digital forensics, in order to improve technical knowledge and understanding and actively develop soft enabling attributes, while also enhancing the learning experience. It further examines the impact of the methodology, to identify the effectiveness of the approach in developing communication and articulation of knowledge, understanding and skills, but also the additional benefits in terms of improving confidence and self-esteem, and strategies designed to stimulate lifelong learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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