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ERIC Number: EJ949458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Reviewing the "Research Placement" as a Means of Enhancing Student Learning and Stimulating Research Activity
Tweed, Fiona; Boast, Rob
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v35 n4 p599-615 2011
The links between research and teaching have been the subject of much debate and controversy over the need for both activities to take place in universities remains current. This paper reports on the development and evaluation of a research placement module, which aimed to provide opportunities for students to work as research assistants on small-scale projects. This paper outlines the development of the research placement and reviews staff and student experience of the module. The research placement illustrates the multiple benefits of linking teaching and research in terms of enhancing learning, employability and boosting the research culture. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A