Teaching Research Processes: The Faculty Role in the Development of Skilled Student Researchers - Chandos Information Professional Series (Paperback)William B. Badke (author)
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 29/02/2012
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Information literacy may be defined as the ability to identify a research problem, decide the kinds of information needed to tackle it, find the information efficiently, evaluate the information, and apply it to the problem at hand. Teaching Research Processes suggests a novel way in which information literacy can come within the remit of teaching faculty, supported by librarians, and reconceived as `research processes'. The aim is to transform education from what some see as a primarily one-way knowledge communication practice, to an interactive practice involving the core research tasks of subject disciplines. This title is structured into nine chapters, covering: Defining research processes; Research ability inadequacies in higher education; Research processes and faculty understanding; Current initiatives in research processes; The role of disciplinary thinking in research processes; Research processes in the classroom; Tentative case studies in disciplinary research process instruction; Research processes transforming education; and Resourcing the enterprise. The book concludes by encouraging the reader to implement the teaching of research processes.
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 13 mm
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