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"The Research Group Teaching Model": PhD students as research group leaders, mentors, and role models

Anderson, Michael ORCID:, Askey, Joseph, Eknath, Gayathri ORCID:, Norman, Michael and Sztranyovszky, Zoltan 2021. "The Research Group Teaching Model": PhD students as research group leaders, mentors, and role models. Presented at: Centre for Education Innovation Annual Learning & Teaching Conference 2021, 1-2 July 2021.

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MSc students in the School of Physics and Astronomy are organised into self-contained and self-supporting research groups of 6 students each. This structure authentically reflects the research group structure of the School itself. MSc students form close-knit, self-supporting communities of authentic, active, project-based learning with a strong peer-learning element. In the research group teaching model, former MSc students (current PhD students) play a central role as research group leaders, mentors, and role models. The authors have, for the past three academic years, provided essential research group leadership and teaching support. We are full members of the MSc Teaching and Learning team and are involved at every stage of the MSc core module design, development, implementation, and reflection process. In 2020/21, the research groups that we led and supported, transitioned from exclusively face-to-face to entirely remote learning, and as a result adapted the range of research topics to ensure consistent quality of teaching and learning. This poster summarises our reflections on our roles as student co-creators and developing educational practitioners.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2024 01:23

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