Transforming research-learning performance with professional lifelong learners

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/556106
Title:
Transforming research-learning performance with professional lifelong learners
Authors:
Wall, Tony
Abstract:
In Europe, universities promote accredited professional development opportunities as a key strand of their lifelong learning commitment. Within this context, learning about research methods can be problematic to busy professionals, as it can appear dislocated from practice and unworthy of the energy and effort it takes to understand what might be perceved as a purely academic pursuit. The purpose of the study was to tackle this situation: to enhance the professional's experience and learning performance in research methods, in the context of work based learning Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Action research was used to develop a pedagogic approach to faciliate learning with busy professionals. The results suggest a significantly more positive experience for the learners, and a verified increase in performance (% grades) in assessed work. This paper gives an overview of the pedagogic approach and tools developed.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2014, 116, pp. 189–193
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publication Date:
21-Feb-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/556106
Additional Links:
http://www.elsevier.com/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the published version of an article which appeared in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences published under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 licence
ISSN:
1877-0428
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Work Related Studies

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dc.contributor.authorWall, Tonyen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-01T12:59:54Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-01T12:59:54Zen
dc.date.issued2014-02-21en
dc.identifier.citationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2014, 116, pp. 189–193en
dc.identifier.issn1877-0428en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/556106en
dc.descriptionThis is the published version of an article which appeared in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences published under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 licenceen
dc.description.abstractIn Europe, universities promote accredited professional development opportunities as a key strand of their lifelong learning commitment. Within this context, learning about research methods can be problematic to busy professionals, as it can appear dislocated from practice and unworthy of the energy and effort it takes to understand what might be perceved as a purely academic pursuit. The purpose of the study was to tackle this situation: to enhance the professional's experience and learning performance in research methods, in the context of work based learning Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Action research was used to develop a pedagogic approach to faciliate learning with busy professionals. The results suggest a significantly more positive experience for the learners, and a verified increase in performance (% grades) in assessed work. This paper gives an overview of the pedagogic approach and tools developed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.elsevier.com/en
dc.subjectpractitioner researchen
dc.subjectlifelong learningen
dc.subjectworkplace learningen
dc.subjectprofessional developmenten
dc.subjectpedagogyen
dc.titleTransforming research-learning performance with professional lifelong learnersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciencesen
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