Putting theory into theory: Thematic value of research in public administration teaching

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Barber, S and Luke, P (2015). Putting theory into theory: Thematic value of research in public administration teaching. Teaching Public Administration. 34 (1), pp. 96-108.
AuthorsBarber, S and Luke, P
Abstract

Research can be a powerful tool informing public administration teaching. This article takes the distinctive approach of exploring its use through the prism of the research itself by considering 10 publications by the article’s authors. The existing literature revolves around students learning about the craft of research or research findings. By consolidating these ideas to observe the practicalities of doing research and the value of indirect findings, the article advances the approach to demonstrate how concepts within research can be of reflective worth for learners with what it terms the “thematic value” of research.

KeywordsCurriculum And Pedagogy
Year2015
JournalTeaching Public Administration
Journal citation34 (1), pp. 96-108
PublisherLondon South Bank University
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1177/0144739415611214
Publication dates
Print01 Dec 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited07 Jun 2017
Accepted01 Sep 2015
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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