Linking Research and Teaching
Handbook Chapters and Case Studies
"Undergraduate Research in Economics" by KimMarie McGoldrick covers in detail the issues of introducing research projects into the undergraduate curriculum, including two self-contained case studies.
"Problem-Based Learning" by Frank Forsythe is a self-contained guide explaining how to make student research tasks a central part of an economics course.
See also our teaching case studies in the category of Learning Approaches
Perspectives from our community
- "The great gain of bringing research into class is that the teacher is expositing work he or she owns, and knows intimately and believes to be important." Monojit Chatterji, University of Dundee
- "Our primary aim as teachers should be to get our students to think like economists, which means to think like researchers in economics." Tony Brewer, University of Bristol
- "Research brings alive the subject under study, not least because the enthusiasm of the tutor transmits to the students." Andrew Mearman, University of the West of England
- "Every hour spent on teaching can improve our research output; every hour spent on research can improve our teaching performance." Todd Kaplan, University of Exeter
- "Students as a ready audience help you think about the nature and presentation of your ideas." John Sedgwick, London Metropolitan University
- "I strongly believe that teaching can potentially help new lecturers to maximise research productivity." Gonzalo Forgues-Puccio, University of St Andrews
- "What Swansea tries to do, as much as possible, is to use research material in teaching." Ian Jeffries, University of Swansea
- plus the views of physicist Richard P. Feynman
Economics lecturers see research and teaching as complements more often than as substitutes, according to our 2003 and 2005 surveys.
- The Higher Education Academy has a section on its site dedicated to the research-teaching nexus.
- Linking Teaching and Research in Disciplines and Departments (PDF 858 KB) was published April 2007 by the Higher Education Academy.
- Research-Teaching Linkages is one of the Scottish Enhancement Themes, developed during the 2006-2008 period
- The third issue of Exchange (The Higher Education Academy magazine) is devoted to the ongoing debate in higher education on the research-teaching nexus.
- The Australian Scholarship In Teaching Project has generic advice on "Scholarly Teaching" and "Communicating the Scholarship of Teaching".
- The report Strengthening the Nexus between Teaching and Research, by the Department of Education, Training, and Youth Affairs, Canberra is available on line in PDF and features many subject-specific case studies.
- The Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Sydney, has a site for Issues and Ideas in Research-enhanced Learning and Teaching
- Reinvention: a Journal of Undergraduate Research is an online, peer-reviewed journal, dedicated to the publication of high-quality undergraduate student research.
- Economics Network briefing on Classroom Experiments and Games