The Teaching-Research Nexus
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In North America, Europe and Australasia, much has been written recently about the place of research in the undergraduate learning experience. What might constitute research-based teaching and learning and why it is important that institutions around the world move forward with an agenda to integrate research into the undergraduate learning environment? Could researchers visualize a continuum between teacher-focused research-based course content and a student-focused research-based process of learning? To explore these questions and to examine the situation in Canada, the University of Alberta recently hosted the first Canadian Summit on the Integration of Teaching and Research. The purpose of the Summit was to bring together representatives from Canadian universities to discuss the value of integrating teaching and research in providing an enhanced undergraduate learning experience and ensuring that students graduate not only with a comprehensive understanding of one or more disciplines, but also with an appropriate set of attributes to prepare them for work and life. (Contains 4 notes.)
Hoddinott, John, and Brad Wuetherick. 2006. "The Teaching-Research Nexus." Education Canada 46(1): 32-35.