Enhancing quality learning through experiences of research-based learning

Implications for academic development

Angela Brew*, Evan Jewell

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    Abstract

    Research into undergraduate research and inquiry in Australian universities was conducted during an Australian Learning and Teaching Council National Teaching Fellowship. In this paper we share experiences of this project as a student and an academic, reflecting on key challenges, including undergraduate research as an immersion experience for students; negotiating changing staff-student relationships; funding implications; and institutional challenges. We argue that academic developers have a key role in informing institutional policy concerning the integration of research and inquiry and interpreting the spirit of this for the academic community, bridging the divide between research staff and teaching staff, making links between research and teaching committees, changing academics' attitudes about the value and implications of undergraduate research, working with research staff on teaching and learning issues, and making available to staff resources to facilitate undergraduate research implementation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)47-58
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Journal for Academic Development
    Volume17
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

    Keywords

    • organisational change
    • student engagement
    • undergraduate research

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