The understanding of the science and practice of adult learning, andragogy promotes self-motivated education and veers the bastion of learning from the helm of the teachers to the hands of the students. With research instruction focused on pedagogy which is a teacher-centered approach, how can educators be acquainted with andragogy in the teaching of research; an alternative model which promotes a learner-focused education?
A process both critical and substantial, SCHOLARLY PEER REVIEW serves as a buffer to publication. In the self-corrective nature of science, it is meant to act as a quality control and safeguards the integrity of the scientific literature. As a core to research publication, how do peer reviewers know the uses and abuses of this academic undertaking and become effective vanguards of journal quality?
Getting published is just half the journey. The researcher’s scientific work comes full circle in being cited. Citations, be it in journal or article, enables researchers to cultivate a stronger reputation in their field of expertise as well as promote research and ultimately, move forward in their careers. In today’s academic jungle of over 2.5 new scientific papers published each year and approximately 28,100 active scholarly peer-reviewed journals, a question persists: how do you get your articles and your journals cited?
To be an effective teacher and educator, one must keep up with the times. With a dramatic shift in the availability and access of new knowledge, a 21st Century Teacher must be able to marry content with skill and must make adjustments in the pedagogy and methodology of teaching. With the world literally at the students’ fingertips, the 21st Century Learners need teachers who would rise up to the challenge and re-envision the role of technology in the classroom.
With researchers shifting its interest away from quantitative, monomethod research design, there is an increasing appeal on mixed methods design and qualitative research designs such as phenomenology: conditions of its usage, the process of doing it, and the rules that ensures its legitimacy from the conceptualization of the research to the publication of the journal article.