Panel: That all our knowledge begins with experience there can be no doubt' (Kant 1781): The Role of Experiential Learning in Methods Training

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This panel; chaired by Jackie Carter; author of 'Work placements; internships and applied social research' (Sage; 2021); will discuss the value of experiential learning in teaching and training of methods to social researchers. The panellists are Bobby Duffy – Chair of the Campaign for Social Sciences and author of ‘The Perils of Perception – why we’re wrong about nearly everything’; Vanessa Higgins; Director of User Support and Training; UK Data Service; Jamie Pearce; Director ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science and Holly Bathgate; Lead Analysis; ONS. The discussion will reflect the experiences of all the panellists in working with industries across different sectors (outside of academia). The aim of the panel is to showcase experiential learning at different career stages; debate the question 'who pays?' (for work-placed experiences) and discuss with the audience how we can collate evidence of the value of experiential learning to create more programmes that benefit early- and mid- career researchers and the talent pipeline into social research careers.
Period25 Oct 2021
Event titleResearch Methods E-festival
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionNational