Teacher Professional Development in Higher Education
Research-based teaching and learning
A strong link between teaching and research is one of the core values of Leiden University.
At our research-intensive university, research and teaching are naturally interlinked. But to what extent does staff research and students’ own research activities strengthen students’ learning?
Adjacent to our research programme ICLON also provides advice regarding educational innovations and curriculum adjustments to strengthen links between teaching and research in both bachelor’s and master’s programmes. Recent projects have led to the introduction of research seminars in the first year, coherent learning activities about disciplinary research methods and techniques, improvements in the assessment of bachelor thesis and recommendations for the professionalization of lecturers.
dr. R.M. (Roeland) van der Rijst