At the University of Suffolk we are committed to enhancing the link between research and curriculum. Through planned learning experiences we can ensure that students learn through participating in research and enquiry at all levels of their course. Research-informed learning and teaching involves positioning dialogue between staff and students to one of partnership whereby students become more engaged with their learning.
|Research-led teaching||Research-led teaching describes how existing research underpins curriculum content and students are taught research findings in their field of study. This might be our own research findings or the outputs of others. Learning experiences should be designed to ensure students are exposed to research content in different ways to provide meaningful and deep learning experiences.|
|Research-oriented or research-tutored teaching||Learning experiences should encourage students to ask questions, learn about the suitability and application of different methodological approaches in their discipline, and apply specific scientific methods to solve issues in their disciplinary and professional context.|
|Research-based teaching or teaching-led research||Students should learn about a subject through a process of inquiry, analysis and dissemination appropriate to their discipline. This is beneficial for students' meta-cognitive, disciplinary and professional development. Teaching-led research happens when the curriculum is designed so that students learn through activities which contribute to departmental research projects, simultaneously learning for themselves and processing real-world projects.|