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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Academics' perceptions of the purpose of undergraduate research experiences in a research-intensive degree
Author(s): Wilson, Anna
Howitt, Susan
Wilson, Kate
Roberts, Pam
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Keywords: academic staff
educational intention
research–teaching nexus
research training
undergraduate research experiences
Issue Date: 31-Aug-2012
Date Deposited: 6-Nov-2018
Citation: Wilson A, Howitt S, Wilson K & Roberts P (2012) Academics' perceptions of the purpose of undergraduate research experiences in a research-intensive degree. Studies in Higher Education, 37 (5), pp. 513-526.
Abstract: The inclusion of research experiences as core components of undergraduate curricula implies that students will be exposed to and situated within the research activities of their university. Such experiences thus provide a new prism through which to view the relations between teaching, research and learning. The intentions and actions of academics supervising these activities will be strongly influenced by their beliefs regarding the nature of research, and the relation between research and learning in the undergraduate context. Surveys of academics supervising such experiences reveal a range of intentions, only some of which address the higher order and critical thinking skills associated with research or independent learning. This may indicate a lack of deep reflection on the purpose of exposing undergraduates to research, but may also be due to the predominance of a hierarchical view of the process by which one makes the transition from student to researcher.
DOI Link: 10.1080/03075079.2010.527933
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