I will be conducting both quantitative and qualitative research as it will give greater strength to the study. The ATI survey, a survey based on Trigwell and Prosser�s (1999) Approaches to Teaching Inventory, which has already been used by other researchers, and also my own questions based on Brookfield�s lenses will be the basis for this project.
The project is a 4 step process.
STEP 1 Introductory to email for Teaching Metaphor including an example, and to explain the project timeline
Colleague�s perceptions (Brookfield�s 3rd lens - Reflection)
STEP 2 ATI survey
STEP 3 Final email to introduce readings & Discuss Community of Practice (Brookfield�s 4th lens -The literature)
Evaluation and Researcher Reflections.
My aim in providing an initial email question regarding colleagues perceptions and individual teaching metaphors is to provide a soft approach with which to flag the online survey. I anticipate that the final email which will propose a community of practice ias a way in which future discussions can be continued beyond this project