A guide to pedagogical research for scientists from a biological sciences background

LACEY, Melissa M. and EFTHIMIOU, Georgios (2022). A guide to pedagogical research for scientists from a biological sciences background. Access Microbiology, 4 (8).

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How we teach science and engage with the public, particularly in fast moving subjects such as microbiology, are constantly being reflected upon, improved and innovated. This has led to a significant increase of pedagogy publications by microbiology educators in higher education that have had a positive impact on teaching quality, student retention, progression and course satisfaction as well as how science is communicated with the public. In this paper we describe the different types of pedagogical manuscripts that biological scientists could write and the benefits that derive from doing so. We provide a glossary of terms often seen in educational literature. Project design and qualitative and quantitative research methodologies are discussed, highlighting ethical and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) considerations. Suggestions are made regarding how to network with colleagues who are also keen on writing pedagogical papers as well as examples of good practice. Lastly, a handy how-to-start guide aims to help with first steps. We hope that this paper will be a useful survival manual for colleagues who wish to engage in exciting pedagogical research in the field of microbiology and the broader biological sciences.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1099/acmi.0.000416
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2022 09:39
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 10:32
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30630

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