Teaching Research Methods in the Era of Covid-19: 1. Staying student-centred - Online (few places remaining)
|NCRM, University of Southampton|
Professor Melanie Nind, Ms Debbie Collins and Dr Sarah Lewthwaite
10/03/2021 - 17/03/2021
Online run by University of Southampton
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This course is part of the NCRM Train the Trainer series in which the Centre supports teachers and trainers of research methods with their teaching. The course is designed to support their practical application of pedagogic theory and evidence for the benefit of learners.
Student-centred teaching follows logically from the constructivist belief that learners create their own knowledge through inquiry, collaboration and guided action. The approach fits with the desire to make research methods personally and professionally/disciplinarily relevant and meaningful. Being student-centred affects choice of texts, resources, data and exercises in our teaching. The approach can be used in various ways to support students in contributing their own experiences, knowledge and ideas and developing their critical thinking and research competence.
The course tutors will use a student-centred approach and participants’ active engagement will be required.
The course covers:
By the end of the course participants will:
Participants are expected to be teaching research methods already and have an interest in enhancing the student-centred nature of their pedagogy, particularly amidst current Covid-19 related challenges. They might be providing short courses for NCRM or other organizations or working in higher education, including towards HEA fellow status. Participants should bring experience of teaching social research methods. This can be qualitative, quantitative, mixed or other methods and can include teaching in person or online. Reading material will be provided in the asynchronous parts of the course. Course materials will be on the NCRM Moodle platform.
PLEASE NOTE THE SYNCHRONOUS PART OF THIS COURSE IS RUN OVER 2 MORNINGS (WITH ADDITIONAL AYSNCRONOUS ONLINE LEARNING) ON THE 10TH AND 17TH MARCH FROM 10-1 AND IS THE EQUIVALENT OF ONE TEACHING DAY FOR PAYMENT PURPOSES.
Session 4 - Online Synchronous half-day session(including discussion of the pros and cons of using the typology, moving between in person and online teaching, lecture on teaching advanced social research methods online using a student-centred approach, and group work on the challenges and possible solutions)
Optional subsequent activities and event
Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
The fee per teaching day is: • £30 per day – for students registered at UK/EU University. • £60 per day – for staff at UK/EU academic institutions, UK/EU Research Councils researchers, UK/EU public sector staff and staff at UK/EU registered charity organisations and recognised UK/EU research institutions. • £100 per day – for all other participants In the event of cancellation by the delegate a full refund of the course fee is available up to two weeks prior to the course. NO refunds are available after this date. If it is no longer possible to run a course due to circumstances beyond its control, NCRM reserves the right to cancel the course at its sole discretion at any time prior to the event. In this event every effort will be made to reschedule the course. If this is not possible or the new date is inconvenient a full refund of the course fee will be given. NCRM shall not be liable for any costs, losses or expenses that may be incurred as a result of its cancellation of a course, including but not limited to any travel or accommodation costs. The University of Southampton’s Online Store T&Cs also continue to apply.
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Teaching and Supervising Research Methods, Blended learning, Training research methods teachers, Research Methods Education , Pedagogy , Student-Centred , Online Teaching
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