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Nexus between teaching and research: does it or should it exist?

24 October 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building
Two holding hands, one hand has Teaching on it, the other hand has Research on it


Nexus between teaching and research: does it or should it exist?

Presented by Dr Marina Nehme, UNSW Scientia Eduation Fellow, Faculty of Law

The notion that there is a positive correlation between teaching and research has been challenged over the last three decades.

Some studies have claimed that teaching and research are activities independent from each other while other studies have found a negative correlation between the two activities. Consequently, the existence of a positive correlation between teaching and research is not a given. 

This presentation contends that a positive correlation between teaching and research is possible, but it has to be constructed through the deliberate adoption of active strategies. The presentation examines the literature regarding the nexus between teaching and research and identifies the various arguments for and against the existence of a positive correlation between the two. The article then describes how a positive correlation between teaching and research can be deliberately achieved by clarifying the meanings of teaching, research and the relationship between the two. 

A Scientia Education Academy Lecture

Image credit: The drawing was sourced from an article posted in Columbia Spectator here.

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