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What is Research-Based Teaching and How to Do? Innovative Approaches To Fostering The Teaching-Research Nexus



Course at a Glance

This event took place on the: 17th February 2017

Instructor(s): Jenni Carr (London School of Economics)

Workshop resources:

The slides

HEA National Teaching Fellows Innovative Pedagogies reports

The Teaching-Research Nexus



Shifting conceptualisations of the role of research and teaching have highlighted the need for academics to adopt a more ‘interactional’ approach to their practice. Research no longer involves simply discovering or creating knowledge, but also the exchange of that knowledge through engagement with diverse audiences. Likewise teaching is more than transmission of information, it involves supporting the active engagement of students with their learning.

The teaching-research nexus (TRN) provides a model through which we can explore ways of infusing research and inquiry into the curriculum and student experience.

How this Course will Work

This introductory seminar to research-based teaching will be composed of a lecture and group work. There will be time for you to ask questions and discuss some topics of interest in more depth. 

What you will learn

At the end of the workshop you will:

  • Have an understanding of the theoretical and conceptual basis of the TRN
  • Have explored examples of innovative ways of integrating the TRN into academic practice.



Jenni Carr works as an academic developer in the Teaching and Learning Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Jenni  teaches on the 'Evaluating Teaching' module of the School's teaching development programme; facilitates the practice exchange forum for faculty involved in teaching research methods and workshops for PhD supervisors; and, develops teaching and learning resources.Before coming to LSE Jenni worked as Academic Developer for Social Sciences at the Higher Education Academy. Jenni has a particular interest in the role of creativity in teaching and learning, and explores this topic with academic development colleagues from three other universities via www.lacunaeblog.com.

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