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Research-Informed Teaching Toolkit

SMITH, David, SHEARN, Katie, LIDSTER, Joanne, RAMCHANDANI, Girish, WHEAT, Jonathan, LACEY, Melissa, ALLCOCK, Libby, PARTINGTON, Lewis, BRIERLEY, Hannah, ROBINSON, Ben and SEBOK, Tamas (2022). Research-Informed Teaching Toolkit. [STEER Evaluation Collection]

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Research-informed teaching is a term used to describe the different ways in which students are exposed to research content and activities during their time at university. Depending on your discipline this could also be called practice-informed teaching. A four-year body of research involving over 600 students from across Sheffield Hallam University has been used to draw together the following five key Curriculum Design Principles to embed research and practice into teaching:1) Embed research and practice skills at the course level and develop them through the course. Moving students from consumers of research and best practice to creators of research and best practice. 2) Academic research and practice can form the basis of taught content and be used as direct examples of applied knowledge. 3) Accessing research literature is a high-level skill and requires scaffolding. 4) Research and practice skills should be taught in context and task linked. 5) Research undertaken by the students should be co-created, with students involved in the design process. Students and University staff from Sport, Nursing, Midwifery, Biosciences and Chemistry were involved in the creation of this toolkit. This toolkit is most relevant for those looking to embed research-informed teaching in their practice. The toolkit includes an introduction to research-informed teaching, how students perceive research, the barriers and enablers for staff and students to engage with research-informed teaching, skills students develop and ideas for the integration of research-informed teaching.

Item Type: STEER Evaluation Collection
Type of evaluation evidence: Exploratory: Evidence of a specific topic that could be used to design an intervention.
Stage of the Student Lifecycle:
Stage of the Student Lifecycle
Success (e.g. retention and attainment)
Departments, Directorates and Groups: College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences > Department of Biosciences and Chemistry
College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences > Department of Nursing and Midwifery
College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences > Department of Sport and Physical Activity
Uncontrolled Keywords: Research-informed teaching, practice-informed teaching, skills, barriers, enablers, research
Depositing User: Ashleigh Weir
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2023 14:10
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2023 14:10

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