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Share and Inspire Session: Enhancing Student Engagement via Research Inspired Teaching

Share and Inspire Session: Enhancing Student Engagement via Research Inspired Teaching
Mike Wheeler
11th March 2020
12:15 – 14:15, EE G169

Research Inspired Teaching underpins much of the undergraduate experience in the School of Science and the Environment (SSE). It has many positive outcomes. It helps students feel that they belong to a learning community where they are included in the academic process. It helps inspire many students to further their subject-specific education beyond degree level (we have a large number of students who opt to study at postgraduate level at Masters and PhD level both at UW and beyond which contributes positively to our employability figures). It helps students ‘learn by doing’. It enables us to build a curriculum that has problem solving and authentic learning at its heart.

Research Inspired Teaching is being seen an increasingly important. It is likely to be included within the new UW Learning and Teaching Strategy and was quoted as a significant factor in the extremely good results for Biological Sciences in the subject-level TEF.

Please join us as we discuss examples from practice within SSE, definitions of Research Inspired Teaching and our plans to improve this further in the near future.

You can sign up for this session on the staff development page and lunch will also be included.

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