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Pragmatics and practicalities of teaching and learning in the quicksand of database syllabuses

Eaglestone, B. and Nunes, J.M.B. (2004) Pragmatics and practicalities of teaching and learning in the quicksand of database syllabuses. Italics, 3 (1).

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Abstract

In this paper we reflect on experiences of delivering a database design module at Sheffield University and discuss some of the issues and problems relating to teaching, learning and assessment in this area. In particular, the paper discusses the tensions that are experienced when delivering a module to a mixed group presenting a diversity of backgrounds, ranging from the technologically sophisticated to the ICT-naïve. This situation makes life difficult for those who facilitate learning, since they must walk the tightrope between superficiality and technological impenetrability.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Information Studies
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2009 15:44
Last Modified: 13 May 2009 18:48
Published Version: http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/italics/Vol3-1/teac...
Status: Published
Publisher: Higher Education Academy
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/8057

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