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Abstract

This research article as a part of larger study intends to explore the role of teaching qualitative methods is not easy and often represents a great challenge. In this work, we describe our experience of teaching a qualitative methods course for undergraduate psychology students. In this course, we used a Team-Based Learning (TBL) approach in which we had students cluster into small groups to enhance their education by having them become more active in their learning. To teach qualitative methods, we used TBL and in this paper, we present the exemplification of this method by choosing Photovoice. The Team-Based methods may be thought of as a new approach for teaching qualitative methods at the university because it allows the students to reach relevant life skills, like reflexivity, sensitivity, and critical thinking that are relevant not only for qualitative researchers but also for the psychologists and the social service professionals.

Keywords

Teaching Qualitative Methods, Team Based Learning, Photovoice, Psychology Students

Author Bio(s)

Nadia Rania is an Assistant Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Genoa, PhD in Research Methods in Human Sciences and Family Mediator. She teaches Qualitative Methods and Psychology of Groups and Community. Furthermore, she is a member of the College PhD in Migration and Intercultural Processes. The main research topics in which she is currently involved are: use of qualitative methods (diaries, interviews, Photovoice) in different groups and different contexts of research and family intra/intergroups relationships; immigration and acculturation processes; and well-being and quality of life in oncology. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: nadia.rania@unige.it.

Laura Migliorini is an Associate Professor of Social and Community Psychology at the University of Genoa, PhD in Research Methods in Psychology. She teaches Social Psychology and Community Psychology. Furthermore, she is a member of the College PhD in Migration and Intercultural Processes. The main research topics in which she is currently involved are: support positive parenthood in social contexts at risk and immigration and acculturation processes. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: laura.migliorini@unige.it.

Stefania Rebora is a psychologist and PhD student in Migration and Intercultural Processes. Her current themes of research are: parental ethnotheories, immigration and acculturation processes, Photovoice, and qualitative methods. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: stefania.rebora@hotmail.it.

Publication Date

7-30-2017

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