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2013 08 16 Creating knowledge VII 16 August 2013 EDUCATION BASED ON SCHOLARSHIP Jenny Magnusson Claes Malmberg Hanna Wilhelmsson.

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1 2013 08 16 Creating knowledge VII 16 August 2013 EDUCATION BASED ON SCHOLARSHIP Jenny Magnusson Claes Malmberg Hanna Wilhelmsson

2 A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT Ann-Britt Pramgård, Library & IT services Ewa Stenberg, Library & IT services Hanna Wilhelmsson, Library & IT services Jenny Magnusson, Library & IT services Pablo Tapia, Library & IT services Claes Malmberg, Centre for scholarship of teaching and learning/Faculty of Education & Society 2013 08 16 CREATING KNOWLEDGE VII

3 2013 08 16 LibrariansStudents Teachers/ researchers HOW IS RESEARCH- BASED EDUCATION DESIGNED? HOW DO FACULTY, STUDENTS AND LIBRARIANS INTERACT? 2013 08 16 CREATING KNOWLEDGE VII

4 2013 08 16 CREATING KNOWLEDGE VII METHOD Interviews with students, teachers (programme responsibles) and librarians. Five different programmes: 2 modern (new) professional 2 semi-professional 1 traditional social sciences programme.

5 2013 08 16 BACKGROUND 2013 08 16 CREATING KNOWLEDGE VII Several ways of defining research-based education (Säljö & Södling, 2006) Scholarly base of education firmly established with teachers, but more unclear to students (Säljö & Södling, 2006) Recognizing scholarly texts is third most common problem among students (Library & IT, Malmö university, 2011) Professional information practices differ (a lot) from student information practice (Hedman, Lundh & Sundin, 2009) Students should participate in research practices, not just be consumers (Lambert, 2009)

6 Integrating research and education Research and professional life Progression Interdisciplinarity The role of the library EMERGING THEMES CREATING KNOWLEDGE VII 2013 08 16

7 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO INTEGRATE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION? CREATING KNOWLEDGE VII 2013 08 16 Literature Well, I think it is important to be updated, to know what to find within the research field /... / to show that there is always something going on in the subject we study. That scientific articles are published (sigh) to strengthen the subject/... / that things happen, that one is doing research and finds new ways to work, so... (S6). Students do not always use scientific articles in their thesis work. They would rather quote textbooks. It is not enough. (T1) /…/ many students had difficulties finding scientific articles, because they didn’t really know what it was. (S1). Almost all student have the same difficulties. They find too much information. They find too little information. They don’t know why they should search for information. They don’t know if they can trust the source. (L2)

8 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO INTEGRATE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION? CREATING KNOWLEDGE VII 2013 08 16 Use of research We have not discussed how to use the research in future. It is rather…it is up to each student. (S5) Students assimilate theories that they can connect to their practical work. I’m doubtful if they can handle other kinds of research. (T2)

9 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO INTEGRATE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION? CREATING KNOWLEDGE VII 2013 08 16 Research within the department/university The teachers have not talked about their own research. (S1) There are not many teachers at our department who are involved in research. (T5) Many PhDs prioritize research but not teaching. (T3)

10 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO INTEGRATE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION? CREATING KNOWLEDGE VII 2013 08 16 Participating in research I wish that students’ thesis work could be part of bigger research going on. I have not seen that at all. (T2) We need to involve the students in our research. That presupposes that the teachers are actively involved in research. (T1) We need a register of potential interesting research topics and we need to find students who think it is exciting to engage in research. (T1) For me it would be fun to be engaged in a research project. (L1)

11 PROGRESSION CREATING KNOWLEDGE VII 2013 08 16 ”Well... I think we started the first year by doing an “a-paper” [first term paper] - I don’t really know what to call it - I don’t think it’s called that anymore, but a little bit more advanced work where you get to… you try out working more with statistics and coping with higher demands. So last year we had a little bigger paper - a little higher demands. Yes, you were introduced to a way of thinking so that you each time get the practical feeling of what it means, what is ok and what is not ok. Yes... like that” (S5) “But we have also talked a lot about needing to create clearer structures and that we already from the start can use concepts. So that when they reach the sixth semester and say : “I don’t know the difference between theory and method”, then there is something that went wrong during the two earlier years” (T1) “We struggle a lot with progession. The students might feel that “oh how nagging, you have already told us this”. They don’t see that there is an increasing level of difficulty. I myself think it’s a little bit complicated to plan this. How do you make it more difficult and challenging? We always want to bring something new when we meet the students” (L3)

12 THE ROLE OF THE LIBRARY CREATING KNOWLEDGE VII 2013 08 16 It’s such a nuisance /…/ They think we’re so competent (L3) And just as we say: ”go to the library if you can’t find it, ask a librarian”, we trust that the students do that, but we don’t know what happens next (T1) Some teachers seem to be so bent on that it should be a dissertation or that it should be… and students don’t learn to evaluate texts in that way. It feels very mechanical. To me information searching isn’t that mechanical. But it’s difficult sometimes to decide which journals students can and cannot use (L3)

13 2013 08 16 CONCLUSION CREATING KNOWLEDGE VII Education based on scholarship Research community Library community Teaching community

14 2013 08 16 WHAT DO YOU THINK? Does any of this ring a bell? What relates to your workplace? How could we (teachers, students and librarians) participate more genuinely in the research practice? 2013 08 16 CREATING KNOWLEDGE VII

15 2013 08 16 REFERENCES Hedman, J., Lundh, A. & Sundin, O. (2009). Att lära informationssökning för yrkeslivet: Om bibliotekarier, lärare och sjuksköterskor. In J. Hedman & A. Lundh (Eds.), Informationskompetenser: Lärande I informationspraktiker och informationssökning i lärandepraktiker. Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag. Lambert, C. (2009). "Pedagogies of participation in higher education: a case for research-based learning", Pedagogy, Culture & Society, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 295-309. Lundgren, Ib (2011). The student and the information search process: library development using student voices. [PowerPoint-presentation]. Retrieved 14 August, 2013 from Malmö university: http://www.mah.se/Om-Malmo- hogskola/Bibliotek-och-IT/Projekt/Hogskolebibliotekets-roll-i-en-inkluderande- larandemiljo/ -> Presentation EBLIP 6. Säljö, Roger & Södling, Maria (2006). Utbildning på vetenskaplig grund: röster från fältet. Stockholm: Högskoleverket 2013 08 16 CREATING KNOWLEDGE VII


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