Presentation on theme: "Linking teaching and research PGCert in Higher Education Professional Practice 11 th March 2009 Sue Móron-García Jannie Roed."— Presentation transcript:
Linking teaching and research PGCert in Higher Education Professional Practice 11 th March 2009 Sue Móron-García Jannie Roed
Today’s session: Introduction to the teaching-research nexus discussion in HE Group work discussing ‘Developing students as researchers’ Linking today’s session to your M03 assignments General feedback on M02 assignments
Developing Students as Researchers Where in the teaching-research nexus would you place your department’s curriculum? How do you currently include student research into your curriculum? Can you think of ways in which you can introduce more research into the undergraduate curriculum Consider the implications of such introductions (on staff, mode of assessment; curriculum contents) Prepare to feed back to your colleagues
M03 assignments Evaluation of a ‘New-to-you’ innovation in teaching and learning Critical reflection on a piece of discipline- specific applied research
M02 – general feedback Paginate your submission Learning styles vs learning theories List of references (NOT bibliography) Referencing - CU Harvard - direct quotes, page numbers Student evaluation - learning vs. customer satisfaction Engaging with the literature - what does it mean?
Educational research Read it carefully Watch out for assumptions Ask questions: - how was the study conducted? - how many people were involved? - was it conducted in an ethical manner? - what educational/professional values underpin the study? - do the findings support your own experience? - can good practice be transferred from one discipline to another? [one assumption behind ‘evidence-based practice’] Be critical
Reflective practice What do I do? How do I do it? Why do I do it in this way? How do I know that what I do is effective?
Learning theories Behaviourism (Skinner) Social learning theory (Bandura) Constructivism (Vygotsky) Situated learning [community of practice] (Lave) Multiple intelligence (Gardner)
References: Bandura, A. (1986). Social foundations of thought and action: A social cognitive theory. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. Biggs, J. (2003) Teaching for Quality Learning at University. Berkshire:SRHE & Open University Press Gardner, H.(2006) Multiple intelligence. New Horizons. Basic Books.