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ERIC Number: EJ846340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1479-7860
Linking Teaching and Research in the Biosciences
Sears, Heather J.; Wood, Edward J.
Bioscience Education e-Journal, v5 Article 4 May 2005
Research is so inextricably embedded within the teaching in the bioscience disciplines that many of us do not question that there is linkage between teaching and research--we simply know that it is true as part of our discipline culture. We, as bioscientists, have written this essay for the bioscience academic community. We start from the point of view that the link between research and teaching is embedded but not necessarily made explicit and that the link could be exploited more effectively for the benefit of staff and students. We have attempted to articulate the development of understanding and skills of a bioscience undergraduate through the course of their degree. However, our main aim is to challenge bioscience colleagues to review and evaluate existing links and think about ways of developing and integrating new links into their teaching practice. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom