Teaching & Learning


New book explores research-based education in practice

13 November 2017

A book from UCL press exploring research-based higher education was downloaded 630 times, across 38 countries, in first 24 hours

Developing the Higher Education book cover

Published on 6 November, Developing the Higher Education Curriculum: Research-based Education in Practice is a collection of 15 essays and a further 12 short case studies, showcasing approaches to engaging students with active research and enquiry across multiple disciplines, including art history, biochemistry, education, engineering, fashion and design, healthcare and veterinary sciences.

Co-edited by Dr Brent Carnell and Professor Dilly Fung of the UCL Arena Centre, it begins with UCL’s Connected Curriculum, a conceptual framework for integrating research-based education into all taught programmes of study – and branches out to show how aspects of the framework can apply to practice across a variety of institutions in a range of national settings.

Research-based education innovation outlined in the book include summer internships at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, object based learning at UCL, curating art exhibitions at the University of Kent, and decolonising the curricula at Rhodes University, South Africa. 

The new publication complements Dilly Fung’s A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education (2017), which has been downloaded over 7600 times from 117 countries since it was published earlier this year.

The international interest in outputs from the UCL Arena Centre confirms UCL’s position as a leader in research-based education.

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