ERIC Number: EJ721874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Reference Count: 51
Learning about Research: Exploring the Learning and Teaching/Research Relationship amongst Educational Practitioners Studying in Higher Education
Deem, Rosemary; Lucas, Lisa
Teaching in Higher Education, v11 n1 p1-18 Jan 2006
The paper examines aspects of the relationship between teaching and research in higher education in social science research methods, with particular reference to the subject area of Education. There are three main themes: reflections on how social science research methods should be (or are) taught; a review of current debates about the relationship between teaching and research, both in higher education and for school teachers; and finally, reporting how a group of educational practitioners (mainly school teachers) studying at Masters level experience learned about research methods. The paper is illustrated by qualitative data from a case study of student experiences of research methods teaching on a Masters degree in Education in a research-intensive UK university. It is suggested that studying the journey embarked upon by taught postgraduate students inexperienced in research is helpful in understanding how learning about research methods takes place, which in turn can assist future research methods teaching.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Science Research, Social Sciences, Research Methodology, Foreign Countries, Teacher Researchers, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom