ERIC Number: EJ1032092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Learning as Researchers and Teachers: The Development of a Pedagogical Culture for Social Science Research Methods?
Kilburn, Daniel; Nind, Melanie; Wiles, Rose
British Journal of Educational Studies, v62 n2 p191-207 2014
In light of calls to improve the capacity for social science research within UK higher education, this article explores the possibilities for an emerging pedagogy for research methods. A lack of pedagogical culture in this field has been identified by previous studies. In response, we examine pedagogical literature surrounding approaches for teaching and learning research methods that are evident in recent peer-reviewed literature. Deep reading of this literature (as opposed to systematic review) identifies different but generally complementary ways in which teachers of methods seek to elucidate aspects of the research process, provide hands-on experience and facilitate critical reflection. At a time when the advancement of research capacity is gaining prominence, both in the academy and in reference to the wider knowledge economy, this paper illustrates how teachers of methods are considering pedagogical questions and seeks to further stimulate debates in this area.
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Teacher Researchers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Methods, Literature Reviews, Methods Courses, College Faculty, Qualitative Research, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Experiential Learning, Reflection, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Organizational Culture
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom