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ERIC Number: EJ791928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Teaching and Learning in Hard Science Research Environments: Views of Academics and Educational Developers
Ahlberg, Anders
Higher Education Research and Development, v27 n2 p133-142 Jun 2008
Obligatory educational training of Swedish university teachers rarely involves senior teaching staff from research-dominated environments, despite the positive effects of junior staff training. Senior science academics were surveyed to gauge their views on the principles of teaching and learning and of teaching rewards. These views were compared with educational developers' views on "ideal values of academics" and on educational rewards. Based on this study, it is suggested that to reduce inherent teaching-research conflicts, convergence of teaching and research, in terms of teaching design and curriculum content, is necessary. To involve and convince science researchers who teach, educational staff development should probably focus on didactic aspects of their scientific disciplines and rely largely on empirical evidence. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A