Enquiry-based learning is a form of research informed teaching
where students learn about research, students engage in research
and students learn from others’ research.
In June 2006 the HEFCE Teaching Quality
Enhancement Fund granted YSJU £280k over three years to enhance
research informed teaching. This initiative reflected an emerging
discourse and consequent action regarding the contested
relationship between research, teaching and student learning. It
also aimed to integrate research, teaching and learning to enhance
the student experience.
Enquiry Based Learning (EBL)
Project aimed to move student learning from a
traditional consumerist approach to students actively learning in
‘research mode’, that is, students become (co)creators, not just
consumers, of knowledge. A wide range of EBL curriculum projects
have helped to embed this pedagogy across YSJ programmes.
The EBL project was also the catalyst for the “Students as Researchers” scheme which provides
research opportunities that benefit both staff and students.