The paper examines aspects of the relationship between teaching and research in higher education in social science research methods, with particular reference to the subject area of Education. There are three main themes: reflections on how social science research methods should be (or are) taught; a review of current debates about the relationship between teaching and research, both in higher education and for school teachers; and finally, reporting how a group of educational practitioners (mainly school teachers) studying at Masters level experience learned about research methods. The paper is illustrated by qualitative data from a case study of student experiences of research methods teaching on a Masters degree in Education in a research-intensive UK university. It is suggested that studying the journey embarked upon by taught postgraduate students inexperienced in research is helpful in understanding how learning about research methods takes place, which in turn can assist future research methods teaching.
|Translated title of the contribution||Learning about research: exploring the learning and teaching/research relationship amongst educational practitioners studying in higher education|
|Pages (from-to)||1 - 18|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Teaching in Higher Education|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2006|