Eye on Teaching

Improving practice through research inquiries

Raja Maznah Raja Hussain, Aishah Abu Bakar

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Researching to improve teaching is a rare practice in the University of Malaya (UM). The faculties are more devoted to research in their own disciplines as the reward for publication and recognition on the research findings are more tangible and measurable. As a research university, UM recognizes the importance of action research to improve practice among the lecturers. This presentation will share our journey to introduce scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) to the faculties and our effort to guide faculties to systematically create knowledge about their practice by having their "Eye on Teaching." The journey began in the year 2008 when we invited the first national teaching award winners to share their experience. The meeting launched our mission to improve practice among the lecturers by forming the first action research group consisting of participants from several higher education institutions in Malaysia. Learning from the first action research group we have now formed two more research groups focusing on different aspects of research on their teaching. It is our hope that the lessons learnt from our experience will benefit other staff developers who are interested in enhancing the scholarship of teaching and learning in their institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-407
Number of pages5
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Fingerprint

teaching practice
Teaching
Health Services Research
Malaysia
Research
action research
Learning
university teacher
learning
Group
Reward
reward
Publications
Practice (Psychology)
experience
staff
Education
university
education

Keywords

  • Improving practice through research
  • Research on teaching
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Teaching inquiry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

Cite this

Eye on Teaching : Improving practice through research inquiries. / Hussain, Raja Maznah Raja; Bakar, Aishah Abu.

In: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 9, 2010, p. 403-407.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{1e7cbf12e14046e4a9de633bb2b98f6e,
title = "Eye on Teaching: Improving practice through research inquiries",
abstract = "Researching to improve teaching is a rare practice in the University of Malaya (UM). The faculties are more devoted to research in their own disciplines as the reward for publication and recognition on the research findings are more tangible and measurable. As a research university, UM recognizes the importance of action research to improve practice among the lecturers. This presentation will share our journey to introduce scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) to the faculties and our effort to guide faculties to systematically create knowledge about their practice by having their {"}Eye on Teaching.{"} The journey began in the year 2008 when we invited the first national teaching award winners to share their experience. The meeting launched our mission to improve practice among the lecturers by forming the first action research group consisting of participants from several higher education institutions in Malaysia. Learning from the first action research group we have now formed two more research groups focusing on different aspects of research on their teaching. It is our hope that the lessons learnt from our experience will benefit other staff developers who are interested in enhancing the scholarship of teaching and learning in their institutions.",
keywords = "Improving practice through research, Research on teaching, Scholarship of teaching and learning, Teaching inquiry",
author = "Hussain, {Raja Maznah Raja} and Bakar, {Aishah Abu}",
year = "2010",
doi = "10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.172",
language = "English",
volume = "9",
pages = "403--407",
journal = "Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences",
issn = "1877-0428",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Eye on Teaching

T2 - Improving practice through research inquiries

AU - Hussain, Raja Maznah Raja

AU - Bakar, Aishah Abu

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - Researching to improve teaching is a rare practice in the University of Malaya (UM). The faculties are more devoted to research in their own disciplines as the reward for publication and recognition on the research findings are more tangible and measurable. As a research university, UM recognizes the importance of action research to improve practice among the lecturers. This presentation will share our journey to introduce scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) to the faculties and our effort to guide faculties to systematically create knowledge about their practice by having their "Eye on Teaching." The journey began in the year 2008 when we invited the first national teaching award winners to share their experience. The meeting launched our mission to improve practice among the lecturers by forming the first action research group consisting of participants from several higher education institutions in Malaysia. Learning from the first action research group we have now formed two more research groups focusing on different aspects of research on their teaching. It is our hope that the lessons learnt from our experience will benefit other staff developers who are interested in enhancing the scholarship of teaching and learning in their institutions.

AB - Researching to improve teaching is a rare practice in the University of Malaya (UM). The faculties are more devoted to research in their own disciplines as the reward for publication and recognition on the research findings are more tangible and measurable. As a research university, UM recognizes the importance of action research to improve practice among the lecturers. This presentation will share our journey to introduce scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) to the faculties and our effort to guide faculties to systematically create knowledge about their practice by having their "Eye on Teaching." The journey began in the year 2008 when we invited the first national teaching award winners to share their experience. The meeting launched our mission to improve practice among the lecturers by forming the first action research group consisting of participants from several higher education institutions in Malaysia. Learning from the first action research group we have now formed two more research groups focusing on different aspects of research on their teaching. It is our hope that the lessons learnt from our experience will benefit other staff developers who are interested in enhancing the scholarship of teaching and learning in their institutions.

KW - Improving practice through research

KW - Research on teaching

KW - Scholarship of teaching and learning

KW - Teaching inquiry

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79951861349&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79951861349&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.172

DO - 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.172

M3 - Article

VL - 9

SP - 403

EP - 407

JO - Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences

JF - Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences

SN - 1877-0428

ER -