Workshop-based teaching of research design

Simm, D ORCID: 0000-0002-0440-9546 and David, C (2002) 'Workshop-based teaching of research design.' Planet, 3. pp. 12-14. ISSN 1473-1835


A workshop-based, problem-orientated approach to the teaching of research design in physical geography is introduced. With carefully staged guidance by tutors, students devise and execute a research project. Students are empowered by means of group discussions and decision-making and, aided by critical self-appraisal, students acquire research experience and develop key transferable skills. This approach encourages team-work and initiative, and inspires self-confidence. This strategy, although challenging and demanding for students, can be an effective form of teaching. Such an approach is particularly relevant today because of subject benchmarking skills and developing the transferable skills, such as initiative and team-work, valued by employers, and also primarily as preparation for subsequent field and dissertation work.

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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: School of Sciences
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