Teaching Methodologies in the Humanities and Sciences
Call for essays on Teaching Methodologies in the Humanities and Sciences, for publication as a special section in Academic Exchange Quarterly 10 no 2 (Summer 2006). Guest Editor, Jennifer Way, JWay@unt.edu. Manuscripts from graduate students and college and university faculty are especially welcomed. For specific submission information, see Academic Exchange Quarterly, http://www.rapidintellect.com/AEQweb; under 'Summer 2006,' click on ‘Methodologies.’ Deadline to submit manuscripts is February 28, 2006. Early submission is encouraged.
Papers may explore any of the following themes or suggest others:
What do methodologies courses contributing to the disciplines of the humanities and sciences share?
How do we use methodologies to prepare students not only to work within but also across disciplines and also across the humanities and sciences?
How are changes in disciplines constituting the humanities and sciences respectively impacting methods courses? For example, in the humanities, what is the impact of revisions to or the jettisoning of canons, or of the increased importance of theory in scholarship?
How do methods courses in the humanities and sciences respectively deal wth the multiplication of research materials in this age of ever-burgeoning information?
In an era of multidisciplinarity, how do
they address the multiplication of research methods?
Are methodologies courses providing foundational preparation for proceeding to more advanced study in specific disciplines or in area, inter- and cross-disciplinary programs or cognates consisting of newly formed associations between long-standing and more recently configured fields?
What contributions are methodologies courses expected to make to undergraduate and graduate programs?
Are methodologies courses emphasizing intellectual content as distinct from or to the exclusion of teaching or practical information about professional practice?
How do methodologies courses evaluate student learning?
Are methodologies courses being asked to shoulder additional responsibilities in preparing and evaluating students, given the increasing institutional interest in and expectations regarding the evaluation of student learning?
How does a department determine who teaches its methodologies courses?
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