Gipsy Lane Campus, Oxford Brookes University
12 June 2012
This workshop, one of the Higher Education Academy Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series, will explore teaching practices that successfully integrate research practice into the delivery of curriculum to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the disciplines of media and communication.
Recent pedagogic debate identifies an impetus for university students at levels 5, 6 and 7 to engage with research practice. However, embedding research literacy into lectures, seminars, workshops and assessment requires lecturers who are able to communicate research praxis to students at these educational levels. The workshop will identify issues associated with embedding research in teaching and provide participants with the means by which this can be achieved in their specific teaching modules.
Drawing on the experience of key speakers and on discussion with other delegates, participants will identify their own research-informed approach to curriculum development and to delivery relevant to their specific fields within the disciplines of media and communication. Led by practitioners from publishing studies and other media fields, the workshop will take a pragmatic approach. Speakers with demonstrable experience in utilizing the conceptualization, methods and results of their research in teaching will address key issues. These presentations will then serve as the focus for extended discussions between participants.
The objectives of the workshop are to disseminate good practice in integrating research into media and communication teaching and co-incidentally to build networks for academics who are involved in media research and who are also committed to a research-led approach in teaching.