Experiences of learning through collaborative evaluation from a masters programme in professional education

Bovill, C., Aitken, G., Hutchison, J., Morrison, F., Roseweir, K., Scott, A. and Sotannde, S. (2010) Experiences of learning through collaborative evaluation from a masters programme in professional education. International Journal for Academic Development, 15(2), pp. 143-154. (doi:10.1080/13601441003738343)

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Abstract

This paper presents findings from a collaborative evaluation project within a masters programme in professional education. The project aimed to increase knowledge of research methodologies and methods through authentic learning where participants worked in partnership with the tutor to evaluate the module which they were studying. The project processes, areas of the course evaluated and the data collection methods are outlined. The findings focus on key themes from evaluating the effectiveness of using a collaborative evaluation approach, including: enhanced student engagement; creativity of the collaborative evaluation approach; equality between the tutor and students; and enhanced research skills. Discussion focuses on the outcomes and effectiveness of the project and tutor reflections on adopting a collaborative approach. This paper highlights lessons from the project relevant to those interested in staff-student partnership approaches and those facilitating postgraduate learning and teaching programmes and educational research courses.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Collaborative evaluation, student engagement, research-teaching linkages
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bovill, Dr Catherine
Authors: Bovill, C., Aitken, G., Hutchison, J., Morrison, F., Roseweir, K., Scott, A., and Sotannde, S.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > L Education (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education
University Services > Learning and Teaching Services Division
Journal Name:International Journal for Academic Development
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:1360-144X
ISSN (Online):1470-1324
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 Taylor and Francis
First Published:First published in International Journal for Academic Development 15(2):143-154
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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