Building a community of practice for engaging pharmacy students to learn in a collaborative research environment

ElShaer, Amr, Calabrese, Gianpiero, Casanova, Diogo ORCID: 0000-0002-8586-0370 and Huet, Isabel (2016) Building a community of practice for engaging pharmacy students to learn in a collaborative research environment. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 8 (5). pp. 698-707. ISSN 18771297

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Abstract

Conventional research project supervision is not always compatible with current challenges facing Higher Education, such as students’ diverse backgrounds, increasing demands and multidisciplinary research interests. Additionally, research students may experience isolation at different stages of research. To help students coping with these challenges, approaches such as progress reports, departmental presentations and co-supervision have been introduced. Community of practices (CoP) are alternative approaches that if successfully adopted may improve the students’ learning experience. These communities were developed as knowledge-based social structures between groups of people sharing goals and interests. Considering the importance of CoPs as a strategy to engage students and researchers to work collaboratively; this study aims to investigate the impact of a formal CoP on the students’ learning experience at different levels of study.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Education > Higher education > HE pedagogies
Education > Higher education
Education > Teaching and learning
Education > Teaching and learning > Technology-enhanced learning
Depositing User: Diogo Casanova
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2018 16:37
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2018 02:45
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4593

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