ERIC Number: EJ897953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Teaching Qualitative Research: Using Theory to Inform Practice
Sallee, Margaret W.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v21 n3 p109-126 2010
This article considers how theories of instructional scaffolding--which call for a skilled expert to teach a novice a new task by breaking it into smaller pieces--might be employed in graduate-level qualitative methods courses. The author discusses how she used instructional scaffolding in the design and delivery of a qualitative methods course and suggests that the research methods literature, in particular, and higher education literature, more broadly, would benefit from considering how theories of instructional design affect student learning and teaching practice.
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Research Projects, College Students, Feedback (Response), Observation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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