Title

Teaching Research to Teachers: A Self-Study of Course Design, Student Outcomes, and Instructor Learning

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Volume

10

Issue

2

Publication Date

6-2010

First Page

60

Last Page

77

Abstract

This description of a teaching self-study focuses on a graduate research course for classroom teachers in which two issues central to improving teaching practice were addressed. First, it details the process of examining course design and curriculum in search of the most effective strategies for training classroom teachers to do research. Second, it explores what can be learned about the teaching process by methodically examining student feedback, course outcomes, and instructor learning during three course iterations. The results of the study include a description of the teacher-as-researcher course design, a summary of student feedback and outcomes, and a report of instructor learning that grew out of engaging in the self-study process.