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ERIC Number: EJ854044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8329
Teaching and Assessment Methods in UK Information Science: A Ten Year Review of Professional and Scholarly Journal Content and Predictions for 2011
Odhiambo, Francis; Stephens, Derek; Goulding, Anne
Education for Information, v20 n3-4 p183-198 2002
Presents the results of a research project investigating teaching and learning methods in information science in the United Kingdom. An overview of the forces leading to the higher profile of teaching in universities is presented. A literature review was undertaken to identify articles in professional and scholarly academic journals on teaching methods and techniques. The authors report that the number of articles found was far fewer than originally anticipated and suggest that one reason for this could be that papers on teaching are not considered appropriate for the Research Assessment Exercise. The articles were characterised as focusing on either teaching media or teaching techniques and descriptions of some of the teaching methods discussed are given. The authors conclude with a consideration of a paper published in 1994 giving predictions for information science teaching in 2000 and give their own predictions for the future by suggesting how teaching will have changed by 2011.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom