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What does Research-Informed Teaching look like?

The HEA champions and promotes excellent teaching whatever its form and globally research-informed teaching is increasingly becoming a key discussion topic of discussion.

In recent years many universities have argued the importance of enhancing the relationship between research and teaching; piloting projects to encourage closer links between the two and working together to identify and present case studies of best practice – indicating a commitment to excellent teaching across the sector.

With higher education in England poised for the largest transformation in recent decades the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and University Alliance have collaborated in sourcing examples of best practice in Research-Informed Teaching.

New series of case studies

The new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is intended to provide a mechanism to measure and reward excellent teaching. While this may take many different forms one area where universities may be able to seek commendation is research-informed teaching.

In conjunction with University Alliance the HEA has collated a series of short case study examples sourced from a range of universities within the downloadable booklet below. As the case studies indicate Research Informed Teaching offers benefits to students staff and higher education institutions as a whole.

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The materials published on this page were originally created by the Higher Education Academy.