Earlier this year the Vice-Chancellor set out the 2017 priorities for the University. These included enhancing the quality of teaching and the student experience to further deliver on our commitment to providing a world-class education. The introduction of the UWA Courses framework in 2012 explicitly intended to foster research-informed teaching and embed the learning of research skills in all majors and courses.
The Research-led Teaching Project is a continuation of this increased focus on research-informed education. The project is one of four within the Enhanced Education Strategy, and is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dawn Freshwater, and the Postgraduate Students’ Association President, Mr Owen Myles. The purpose of the project is to explore the nature of research-led teaching at UWA and around the world and to offer recommendations for staff professional development and student research activities.
An initial discussion paper on research-led teaching was presented to the Academic Board at the November meeting for input. We welcome further feedback, in particular regarding the 13 recommendations.
The consultation period is open until 15 January 2018. Please send your feedback to Dr Duc Dau at [email protected]
The word version of the discussion paper can be downloaded here.