One critique in the literature about the Research Skill Development (RSD) framework is that it does not explicitly include content. Recently, I trialled about 5 versions of the RSD with content-knowledge included. But no-one found it very satisfactory (eg “I had an alergic reaction to this”). So this content connection won’t go into the RSD. But I wondered if those who are more research-learning savvy don’t need the connection with content spelled out, but maybe those new to teaching (in Schools or Universities) do?
So, attached is MELT- a draft of the Model of Engaged Learning and Teaching for your comments. The first column- after the RSD facets of research- is titled ‘Acquiring knowledge’. Is this column helpful or appropriate on a framework for active learning?
With who/where/when do you think this ‘sister framework’ of the RSD could be useful? Do you have suggestions to improve it? Leave a comment below.