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posted on 2023-06-16, 16:58 authored by David SmithDavid Smith, Girish Ramchandani, Katie Shearn, Jon Wheat, Joanne Lidster, Mel Lacey

Research-Informed Teaching Tool Kit  

Research-informed teaching is a term used to describe the different ways in which students are exposed to research content and activities during their time at university. Depending on your discipline, this could also be called practice-informed teaching. A four-year body of research involving over 600 students from across Sheffield Hallam University has been used to draw together the following five key Curriculum Design Principles to embed research and practice into teaching.

1) Embed research and practice skills at the course level and develop them through the course. Moving students from consumers of research and best practice to creators of research and best practice. 

2) Academic research and practice can form the basis of taught content and be used as direct examples of applied knowledge. 

3) Accessing research literature is a high-level skill and requires scaffolding. 

4) Research and practice skills should be taught in context and task linked. 

5) Research undertaken by the students should be co-created, with students involved in the design process.  


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