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Developing the higher education curriculum: research-based education in practice

Developing the higher education curriculum: research-based education in practice

Pilkey, Brent, editor; Fung, Dilly, editor

A complementary volume to Dilly Fung's 'A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education', this book explores 'research-based education' as applied in practice within the higher education sector. A collection of 15 essays and illustrative vignettes, it showcases approaches to engaging students actively with research and enquiry across disciplines. It begins with one institution's creative approach to research-based education - UCL's Connected Curriculum, a conceptual framework for integrating research-based education into all taught programmes of study - and branches out to show how aspects of the framework can apply to practice across a variety of institutions in a range of national settings

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: UCL Press, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Brent Carnell, Dilly Fung
ISBN: 1787350886, 9781787350885
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 281 pages
Subject: Education.; Education, Higher Curricula.


  1. Editors' introduction: Developing the higher education curriculum: Research-based education in practice
  2. Brent Carnell and Dilly Fung
  3. 1. Cultivating student expectations of a research-informed curriculum: Developing and promoting pedagogic resonance in the undergraduate student learning pathway
  4. Corony Edwards and Mike McLinden, with Sarah Cooper, Helen Hewertson, Emma Kelly, David Sands and Alison Stokes
  5. 2. Development of a connected curriculum in biochemistry at a large, research-intensive university in Canada
  6. Rachel E. Milner
  7. 3. Inspiring learning through research and enquiry: The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at Xi'an JiaotongLiverpool University (XJTLU)
  8. James Wilson, Yao Wu, Jianmei Xie, Dawn Johnson and Henk Huijser
  9. 4. The materials of life: Making meaning through object-based learning in twenty-first century higher education
  10. Thomas Kador, Helen Chatterjee and Leonie Hannan
  11. 5. Foundation skills for veterinary medical research
  12. Sharon Boyd, Andrew Gardiner, Claire Phillips, Jessie Paterson, Carolyn Morton, Fiona J. L. Brown and Iain J. RobbÚ
  13. 6. Connecting the curriculum with the iGEM student research competition
  14. Darren N. Nesbeth
  15. 7. Curating connections in the art history curriculum
  16. Nicholas Grindle and Ben Thomas
  17. 8. Developing online resources to support student research theses and dissertations: Evidence from the EdD at the UCL Institute of Education
  18. Denise Hawkes
  19. 9. Connected disciplinary responses to the call to decolonise curricula in South African higher education
  20. Lynn Quinn and Jo-Anne Vorster
  21. 10. Connecting research and teaching through curricular and pedagogic design: From theory to practice
  22. Elizabeth Cleaver and Derek Wills, with Sinead Gormally, David Grey, Colin Johnson and Julie Rippingale
  23. 11. Connecting research, enquiry and communities in the creative curriculum
  24. Alison James
  25. 12. Interprofessional education development at Leeds: Making connections between different healthcare students, staff, universities, and clinical settings
  26. Shelley Fielden and Alison Ledger
  27. 13. Digital education and the Connected Curriculum: Towards a connected learning environment
  28. Eileen Kennedy, Tim Neumann, Steve Rowett and Fiona Strawbridge
  29. 14. Connecting students and staff for teaching and learning enquiry: The McMaster Student Partners Programme
  30. Elizabeth Marquis, Zeeshan Haqqee, Sabrina Kirby, Alexandra Liu, Varun Puri, Robert Cockcroft, Lori Goff and Kris Knorr
  31. 15. A jigsaw model for student partnership through research and teaching in small-group engineering classes
  32. Chris Browne
  33. 16. Vignettes of current practice
  34. A. Learning through research and enquiry: A graduate certificate for working professionals - a research-based education, with flexibility and online learning
  35. Gwyneth Hughes
  36. B. Using social media to equip students with research skills to improve stakeholder engagement in the energy and resources sector
  37. Craig Styan
  38. C. Developing students' understanding of historical practice through connections with the university's research
  39. Edward Coleman
  40. D. Speech and Language Therapy students learn through scaffolded research development and turn their final dissertations into a journal article
  41. Rachael-Anne Knight
  42. E. Designing a throughline and a research-culture in Biochemistry
  43. Andrea Townsend-Nicholson
  44. F. A throughline of research in a music programme
  45. Louise Jackson
  46. G. History students researching their university and engaging an audience
  47. Charlotte Behr
  48. H. E-portfolio assessments: Creating connections
  49. Panos Vlachopoulos
  50. I. Using graduate attributes to link academic learning with the world of work
  51. Susan Smith
  52. J. An Alumni Mentoring Network enabling student connections with alumni and career mentoring
  53. Mark De Freitas
  54. K. Student-staff partnerships: Students partnering with staff to improve education
  55. Jenny Marie
  56. L. Establishing an individual and peer coaching support network for an MSc dissertation in Voluntary Sector Policy and Management in UCL's School of Public Policy
  57. Sarabajaya Kumar
  58. Afterword
  59. Brent Carnell and Dilly Fung