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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Research and Teaching

Beyond the Divide

ISBN 9781403934352
Publication Date August 2006
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Universities into the 21st Century

This book asks how universities can develop the relationship between research and teaching so that research is enhanced and teaching is improved. Using examples, conversations and critical inquiry, it suggests how scholarly knowledge-building communities of both students and academic staff should be developed.

ANGELA BREW is Associate Professor in the Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Sydney, Australia. She has worked in academic development for over 25 years and has researched in teaching and learning in higher education and related fields in the UK and in Australia. A former President of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), she is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development.

PART I: EXPLORING THE RESEARCH AND TEACHING RELATIONSHIP
Why Should We be Interested in Bringing Research and Teaching Together?
Towards a New Model of the Relationship
PART II: THE DOMAINS OF RESEARCH-ENHANCED TEACHING
The Appropriateness of Research-Enhanced Education
Student Engagement with Research: At Arms Length
Student Engagement with Research: Embraced into a Community of Researchers
Teaching as Research
Learning to Transform Teaching
PART III: GOING BEYOND THE DIVIDE
Teaching-Enhanced Research
Culture and Context
Dimensions of Research-Enhanced Higher Education
Vision for the Future
Bibliography
Index.

Reviews

This book is excellent and invaluable; distinctive and particular, it offers a very valuable contribution both for the increasing numbers with specialist expertise in this area and the increasing numbers for whom it is an area they need and want to understand.' - Alan Jenkins, Professor Emeritus, Oxford Brookes University, UK
'I think it represents a very considerable achievement and a major contribution to the field. For me, its strengths lie in the fact it succeeds in blending theory, empirical research and practical examples and experiences in a convincing and stimulating way.' - John Brennan, Director for the Centre of Higher Education Research and Information, Open University, UK
'This book is excellent, a 'must read' for academics, students or other stakeholders interested in debates about integrating research and teaching, or in pedagogic research and evidence-based teaching.' - Imogen Taylor, Social Policy and Social Work
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