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Research-led teaching

About this topic

As a research intensive institution, we actively contributes to new knowledge that underpins teaching both here and across the world.

Whilst there is considerable debate about the relationship between research and teaching in higher education there is some agreement that the what, why and how of teaching and learning is informed by the concepts, evidence and outputs of academics.

We use 'Research-led teaching' to describe our teaching approach. This topic provides examples of how these three broad areas often considered under the term research-led teaching can be applied in teaching practice:

  • presenting discipline based research to students
  • teachers undertaking pedagogic research and scholarship activities to enable better teaching
  • students learning through engagement in a range of research activities.

Increasingly the latter is being utilised across all disciplines through problem-based learning, group collaborative projects and formal research undertakings.


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