Instructors involved in teacher education believe that the language and skills required for qualitative research methods (QRM) provide teachers with the expertise needed for lifelong learning. In this research, I explore the learning experiences of pre-service teachers in a QRM course and examine the role of the lecturer in designing these experiences. I chose the design research method (Kali, Levin-Peled, & Dori, 2009; Wang & Hannafin, 2005) and collected data from 71 students over three academic years. Data analysis uncovered three types of student experiences: motivation for learning, mediation of learning, and meaningful learning – all of which are supported by the lecturer.
Teaching Qualitative Research, Qualitative Research Pedagogy, Learning Processes, Teacher Training, Lecturer's Role
I would like to thank Prof. Eliezer Yariv for his helpful remarks.
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Nutov, L. (2019). Learning Experiences of Pre-Service Teachers and the Lecturer’s Role in a Qualitative Research Methods Course. The Qualitative Report, 24(1), 31-54. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol24/iss1/3