Nature of Research by Angela Brew
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Nature of Research
By Angela Brew

The Nature of Research

Inquiry in Academic Contexts

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Nature of Research by Angela Brew

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Increasingly, new academics are entering higher education without conventional research training and without a clear idea of what research actually involves. This is particularly true of academics who enter from having spent time in a profession including many in the newer disciplines. In addition, institutions of higher education which do not have a tradition of research are increasingly competing for research funding. The Nature of Research looks at this background and discusses what is wrong with academic research and discusses what is wrong with academic research today, what needs to change for it to survive, how to allow new kinds of research to flourish, directions for future action and how academic research can teach us to live in today's complex and uncertain society. The aim of the book, then, is to provide a stimulus to thinking about the nature and role of research with a view to considering what might be appropriate in the next century. Since research is so central to university life, looking at research will tell us much about what the university of the future might be like.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415214063
ISBN-10: 0415214068
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Research and Teaching by Angela Brew Research and Teaching, Paperback (May 2006)

This book asks how universities can develop the relationship between research and teaching so that research is enhanced and teaching is improved. Using examples, conversations and critical inquiry, it suggests how scholarly knowledge-building communities of both students and academic staff should be developed.

Reshaping Teaching in Higher Education by Angela Brew Reshaping Teaching in Higher Education, Paperback (December 2002)

This practice-based guide shows how academic research activity can be connected to academic teaching activity in higher education, to ensure that neither operates in a vacuum - and each can be enhanced by the other. It addresses issues at the

Nature of Research by Angela Brew Nature of Research, Paperback (August 2001)

What is wrong with research today? This book argues that research priorities need to be reordered to address the concerns of today's society.

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Author Biography - Angela Brew

Angela Brew works in the Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Sydney, Australia. She is President of the Higher Education Research and Development Society Australasia (HERDSA)

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