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ERIC Number: EJ785391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2946
Investigating Your Own Teaching
D'Avanzo, Charlene; Morris, Deborah
Academe, v94 n1 p40-44 Jan-Feb 2008
Over the last decade or so, faculty in a wide range of disciplines have become more interested in and open to the scholarship of teaching and learning. That scholarship has taken many forms, including personal accounts of experimentation and change, descriptions of recommended practices, and quantitative research on students' gains. In this article, the authors describe a particular type of pedagogical scholarship, "practitioner research," in which faculty research their own teaching. With support from a grant from the National Science Foundation's Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement program, the authors recently led a practitioner-research project in which a group of ecologists who teach introductory courses in environmental science and ecology conducted research on their own teaching. They share information about their project here in the hope that others will consider this type of scholarship. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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