Transforming research-learning performance with professional lifelong learners
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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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.
CitationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2014, 116, pp. 189–193
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 licence
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