Wilson Ozuem & Geoff Lancaster

Knowledge acquisition through positive educator/scholar cooperation.

Wilson Ozuem & Geoff Lancaster

1University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH

2 London School of Commerce, Chaucer House, White Hart Yard, London SE1 1NX;

Summary

The aim of this paper is to explore the relationship between educators and scholars with regard to how knowledge is disseminated and attained in terms of classroom delivery, handling questions and studying, and how these are applied in an educational establishment. A study was undertaken that involved the researchers observing business studies teaching sessions and then discussing separately with students and teachers, through group and in-depth interviews, aspects of the instruction, including benefits and criticisms. The research was exploratory and took place in one location. The sample was limited to twelve tutors who agreed to participate and this resulted in nine successful observational sessions. The outcome suggested better ways of motivating both students and teachers in terms of becoming more engaged in two way dialogue including what we term a ‘think-pair approach’ that involves a two way understanding of idiosyncratic issues which we propose can lead to a more involving studying experience

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