Developing Teaching and Learning Programmes for New Lecturers in Higher Education to allow for exploration of the link between research and teaching: a collaborative UK/Canadian Project

Grant type: Development (2000-08)
Round: May 2005
Amount awarded £4,962.20
Completed: November 2008
Leader(s): Lisa Lucas
Organisation: University of Bristol
Contact Email: lisa.lucas@bristol.ac.uk
Contact phone: (0) 117 928 7006
Address: Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1JA
Partners:
Brad Wuetherick
Research Makes Sense for Students, University of Alberta, Canada
Nancy Turner
Educational Development Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Start Date: 3 October 2005
End Date: 31 July 2007
Interim report received: 6 August 2008
Final report received: 3 November 2008

The aim of this project is to develop innovative materials and activities, and collect best practice examples that focus on the link between research and teaching that can be utilised within university Teaching and Learning in Higher Education programmes for new lecturers. A comparison between the UK and Canada is taken in order to provide an international perspective on this issue and to help develop materials that would be relevant in different national contexts. It is anticipated that the materials and activities will also be produced on-line to allow for easy access for course leaders in teaching and learning programmes who are interested in exploring the possibilities for linking research and teaching.

The workshop mentioned in Lisa's article for ESCalate news (Autumn 2007), has been delayed. Please keep an eye on the ESCalate web site for more details when they are available.