Open Classrooms is a podcast series produced by the Academic Development Group in Science, Engineering and Health. Each podcast features interviews and stories from our staff who have opened up their classroom doors and shared their practices, innovations and ideas.
In this episode, Natasha Taylor talks to Nevena Todorova about the approaches she uses to teach research methods to a large, mixed cohort of engineering students. In addition to a range of approaches to make lectures engaging, they explore creative approaches to assessment that promote active and authentic learning.
If you would like to contact Nevena, send her an email.
If you teach research methods and are inspired to make some changes to your lectures and assessments, here are some resources to get you started:
- National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) (A UK based research centre which publishes a wealth of resources relating to research methods training and development)
- Pfeffer, C. and Rogalin, C. (2012) Three Strategies for Teaching Research Methods: A Case Study, Teaching Sociology , 40:4, pp.369-376 (there are excellent ideas her to be taken from the social sciences arena).
- Bridge, P., et al. (2018) Internationalising Research Methods Teaching of Undergraduate Health Professionals, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp. 97-105 (A great case study from RMIT Health Sciences which shows how university partnerships can support the development of applied, international student research collaborations).