External resources

External Resources

Linking Research and Teaching

Council on Undergraduate Research aims to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.

There is an annual British Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Healey, M & Jenkins, A (2009a) Linking discipline-based research and teaching through mainstreaming undergraduate research and inquiry.

Healey and Jenkins provide brief details of how undergraduate research has been integrated into the curriculum – the examples come from a wide range of disciplines and institutions.  Whilst the examples are discipline-based, many can be adapted to other subjects.

Healey, M & Jenkins, A (2009b) Developing undergraduate research and inquiry, The Higher Education Academy, York.

Healey and Jenkins ‘explore key issues around the nature of undergraduate research and enquiry, consider[s] the potential of opportunities for and strategies to support student engagement in research,, look[s] at different national policy approaches to this area...’ and they ‘provide a range of case studies and exemplars that may usefully be adapted and applied’ (2009:2).

Jenkins, A & Healey, M (2010b) Undergraduate research and international initiatives to link teaching and research, Council on Undergraduate Research 30, (3) 36-42  Jenkins and Healey note that almost all the subject benchmark statements developed with the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) refer to the links between teaching and research as central to the honours degree classification.  This is also reflected in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) descriptors for bachelor degrees with honours and masters degrees (August 2008, 18-21).  

Jenkins, A & Zetter, R (2003) Linking research and teaching in departments, LTSN Generic Centre, York.

Sears, H J & Wood, E J (2005) Linking Teaching and Research in the Biosciences, Biosciences Education e-Journal Volume 5: May 2005.

Subject Centre for Social Policy and Social Work (2007) Using Social Policy Research in Teaching, SWAP Case Studies, HEA-SWAP.

This publication provides six case studies that address the question: ‘What are the links between teaching and research?’  Each case study provides hot tips based on experience, feedback and usually problems/issues that have arisen.

Wareham, T (2008) Creative Graduates: Enhancing teaching-research links in the creative arts A briefing paper, The Higher Education Art, Design and Media Subject Centre and Palatine Subject Centre for Dance, Drama and Music, York.

Inquiry-based Learning

The Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences (CILASS) was hosted at the University of Sheffield 2005-2010.

Whilst CILASS was developed initallty with the Arts and Social Sciences disciplines they also developed IBL with non Arts/Social Science subjects.  This link provides case examples across the disciplines.