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Teaching research methods courses in Human Geography: critical reflections


Crooks, Valorie A; Castleden, Heather; Tromp-van Meerveld, H J (2010). Teaching research methods courses in Human Geography: critical reflections. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 34(2):155-171.

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The authors reflect critically on their experiences of teaching research methods/methodology/techniques (MMT) courses in human geography for the first time. Through a highly reflexive process involving journaling, they engage with the broader scholarship of teaching and learning approach. Three themes characterize commonalities in their instructional experiences: (1) prior knowledge, (2) preparation, and (3) confidence. Specifically, they were challenged by needing to teach particular MMTs that they had not previously applied in their own research, by not knowing how best to prepare for teaching such courses, and by a lack of confidence with their approaches that stemmed from numerous issues.

Abstract

The authors reflect critically on their experiences of teaching research methods/methodology/techniques (MMT) courses in human geography for the first time. Through a highly reflexive process involving journaling, they engage with the broader scholarship of teaching and learning approach. Three themes characterize commonalities in their instructional experiences: (1) prior knowledge, (2) preparation, and (3) confidence. Specifically, they were challenged by needing to teach particular MMTs that they had not previously applied in their own research, by not knowing how best to prepare for teaching such courses, and by a lack of confidence with their approaches that stemmed from numerous issues.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Geography, Planning and Development
Social Sciences & Humanities > Education
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:30 Apr 2015 08:24
Last Modified:30 Jul 2020 17:59
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0309-8265
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/03098260903093646

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