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ERIC Number: EJ1011123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Organising, Providing and Evaluating Technical Training for Early Career Researchers: A Case Study
van Besouw, Rachel M.; Rogers, Katrine S.; Powles, Christopher J.; Papadopoulos, Timos; Ku, Emery M.
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v50 n2 p167-177 2013
This paper considers the importance of providing technical training opportunities for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) worldwide through the case study of a MATLAB training programme, which was proposed, organised, managed and evaluated by a team of five ECRs at the University of Southampton. The effectiveness of the programme in terms of the improvement in technical competency and the encouragement of interdisciplinary collaboration between the ECRs receiving this training was evaluated using measures relating to levels 1 (Reaction), 2 (Learning) and 3 (Behaviour) of the Rugby Team Impact Framework evaluation model. Overall reaction to the training course was extremely positive and data from pre- and post-course surveys suggest a positive change in the long-term behaviour of delegates. The ECRs who organised this project gained valuable experience in team working, grant writing, project management and the development of teaching materials. Details of the organisation and evaluation of the course are presented. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure, and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom