Evaluating the effectiveness of postgraduate research skills training and its alignment with the Research Skill Development framework

Gyuris, Emma (2018) Evaluating the effectiveness of postgraduate research skills training and its alignment with the Research Skill Development framework. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 15 (4). 5.

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Abstract

This exploratory research focuses on a one-semester subject designed to facilitate deliberate practice while explicitly aiming to develop postgraduate students' basic research skills: academic writing and its co-requisite skill, critical thinking. The research considers the alignment of the curriculum and assessment design of the subject 'Research and Communication Skills for the Natural Sciences' (SC5055) with the RSD framework. The research then identifies students who benefit most from a focus on the development of research and communication skills. The impact of SC5055 on students' achievement and their ability to self-evaluate the development of their skills and understanding is also explored.

Item ID: 56046
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1449-9789
Keywords: research skills training, critical thinking, scientific writing, deliberate practice, higher education, self-regulated learning
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2019 00:36
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 25%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences @ 25%
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