Research informed teaching serves to promote student engagement in discipline-based research. Griffiths (2004) and Healey (2005) state that teaching can be research-informed by being:
- Research-led: curriculum content is linked to staff research interests and information transmission is the main teaching mode to teach students about discipline content research findings;
- Research-oriented: curriculum emphasises the processes by which knowledge is produced and staff try to engender a research ethos through their teaching so students learn about research processes;
- Research-based: curriculum is largely designed around inquiry-based activities and the division of roles between teacher and student is minimised so that students learn as researchers;
- Research tutored research findings are discussed and learned in small group settings with teacher and students.
How to do it guide
This guide gives you practical advice, and examples, about how to implement RIT.