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ERIC Number: EJ854390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1740-5866
Enhancing First-Year Politics Teaching through an Evaluation of the Entry-Level "Political Literacy" of Undergraduates at a "New" and an "Old" University
Ottewill, Roger; Chandler, Jim; Long, Peter; Wall, Ann
LATISS: Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences, v2 n1 p39-54 Apr 2005
Educators at the University of Southampton and Sheffield Hallam University have used an online questionnaire and follow up focus groups to establish how much students embarking on courses in business, management and politics know about current affairs and to explore some of the pedagogic and procedural issues associated with research of this kind. The project has confirmed that while the "political literacy" of politics students may be greater than that of other students, if designed with care such projects can been used to stimulate interest amongst students in general. In other words, they can serve a variety of purposes including those of generating research data, contributing to educational resources and motivating students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Sheffield); United Kingdom (Southampton)