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ERIC Number: EJ860591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1609
Students' Perceptions of the Impact of Teachers' Research Activities on the Quality of Teaching and Learning: The MA in Education Case
Botas, Paulo Charles Pimentel
Higher Education Review, v41 n3 p57-72 Sum 2009
This article explores from a sociological perspective how MA students of Education perceive the impact of their teachers' research activities on the quality of teaching and learning in higher education in the UK. It originates from a qualitative research design, from in-depth, semi-structured interviews with 43 postgraduate (MA) students of Education. It argues that students perceive the impact of teachers' research activities in different ways, and that they use different criteria to form and inform their perception. It concludes that most of the students perceive a positive relationship between teachers' research activities and the quality of their teaching. The findings have implications for the establishment of teaching-only universities, teaching-only posts (contracts) and policy for funding research in higher education in the UK.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom