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ERIC Number: EJ881718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Teaching Research Methods Courses in Human Geography: Critical Reflections
Crooks, Valorie A.; Castleden, Heather; Tromp-van Meerveld, Ilja
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v34 n2 p155-171 May 2010
The authors reflect critically on their experiences of teaching research methods/methodology/techniques (MMT) courses in human geography for the first time. Through a highly reflexive process involving journaling, they engage with the broader scholarship of teaching and learning approach. Three themes characterize commonalities in their instructional experiences: (1) prior knowledge, (2) preparation, and (3) confidence. Specifically, they were challenged by needing to teach particular MMTs that they had not previously applied in their own research, by not knowing how best to prepare for teaching such courses, and by a lack of confidence with their approaches that stemmed from numerous issues. (Contains 1 note and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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