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Scaffolded autoethnography: a method for examining practice-to-research

Shinners-Kennedy, Dermot, Fincher, Sally (2015) Scaffolded autoethnography: a method for examining practice-to-research. In: 6th Research in Engineering Education Symposium, 13-15 July 2015, Dublin, Ireland. (KAR id:51057)

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Teachers often perceive educational research as confusing and can be disenfranchised by the research process. We propose scaffolded authethnography as a method to support principled examination of authentic practice. The approach is appealing because it is motivated by the teacher’s own day-to-day practice in a research context. Our demonstration of this method uses an analytical autoethnographic approach coupled with a data capture tool that documents the pedagogic content knowledge of a practicing teacher. We include a short case-study description where the method was used in the context of research in the area of threshold concept identification.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Sally Fincher
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2015 14:14 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:28 UTC
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