Teaching Research Methods in the Era of Covid-19: 3. An experiential approach - Online
|NCRM, University of Southampton|
Professor Melanie Nind, Ms Debbie Collins and Dr Sarah Lewthwaite
13/07/2021 - 20/07/2021
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.
Experiential learning is valued in research methods education, particularly in qualitative methods where an authentic experience generating/analysing data is often regarded as critical. Trainers in social research methods regularly incorporate inquiry-based projects, learning in the field, or otherwise embodied learning experiences. An experiential learning approach includes memorable and meaningful engagement with methods and data in which learners build knowledge actively and collaboratively. Experiential learning practices are theoretically influenced by cognitivism (avoiding cognitive overload), social constructivism, social and situated learning, and humanism. The course will provide participants with theoretical insights, pedagogic concepts and research evidence to work with in enhancing experiential learning in their own courses. In particular it will address the challenge of embedding experiential learning in online learning contexts.
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 experiential learning dimensions of their pedagogy 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 13TH AND 20TH JULY FROM 10-1 WHICH IS THE EQUIVALENT OF ONE TEACHING DAY FOR PAYMENT PURPOSES.
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 , Experiential Learning , Online Teaching
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