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dc.contributor.authorHynes, Mike
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-14T08:45:40Z
dc.date.available2017-08-14T08:45:40Z
dc.date.issued2017-07-19
dc.identifier.citationHynes, Mike (2017) 'Students-as-producers: Developing valuable student-centered research and learning opportunities'. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 7 (4):1-13. doi:10.5861/ijrse.2017.1858en_IE
dc.identifier.issn2243-7703
dc.identifier.issn2243-7711
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/6714
dc.description.abstractThe desire to connect teaching and research to create a productive and progressive framework for student learning has become one of the most significant spaces for academic development in Higher Education over the recent past. The positive effects on student learning through the inclusion of real-life, complex and unstructured research-like activities needs to be at the core of undergraduate education, and following this paradigm the student acts as producer of knowledge instead of simply knowledge consumer. The concept underpinning 'student-as-producer' is that learning is grounded in research and research-like activities so much of what the student learns will be through their own discoveries, working in collaboration with academic advisers and other students in a supportive research-rich environment. This paper focuses on the research practices and activities during a study carried out by undergraduate students from the School of Political Science & Sociology at the National University of Ireland Galway, primarily designed as a student-as-producer project, under the guidance of an academic supervisor/facilitator. Students were placed at the centre of deliberations, design, development and implementation of the research and subsequently have become the focus of this particular reflective paper. What were their experiences at various stages of the process, what do they think were worthwhile and valueless in the practice, and what learning principles, if any, were paramount? A series of semi-structured open questions were posed to uncover pressures and barriers to their overall learning experiences resulting in some thoughtful and helpful lessons to enhance such student-centred learning in the future.en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherConsortia Academia Publishingen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Research Studies in Educationen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
dc.subjectStudent-as-produceren_IE
dc.subjectStudent-centered learningen_IE
dc.subjectKnowledgeen_IE
dc.subjectHigher educationen_IE
dc.subjectTeaching and researchen_IE
dc.titleStudents-as-producers: Developing valuable student-centered research and learning opportunitiesen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2017-08-09T13:57:41Z
dc.identifier.doi10.5861/ijrse.2017.1858
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2017.1858en_IE
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dc.local.contactMichael Hynes, Room 323, 2nd Floor, School Of Political Science & So, Áras Moyola, Nui Galway. Email: mike.hynes@nuigalway.ie
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