Research Informed Teaching
YSJ encourages research informed teaching as a
pedagogic approach. Our conception of research informed teaching is
informed by R. Griffiths (2004).
Teaching can be research-led. The content of
what is taught is influenced directly by the research interests of
the teaching staff.
Teaching can be research-oriented. The
curriculum places an emphasis on teaching students inquiry skills
and understanding research methods.
Teaching can be research-based. The
curriculum is focused on students acquiring knowledge through
inquiry. Students have more control over their learning and the
emphasis is much less on traditional transmission of knowledge from
staff to students. This was the emphasis of the YSJ Enquiry Based Learning Project that
was set up in 2006 and carried out for 3 years.
Teaching can be research-informed. The
curriculum is informed by reflecting on and inquiry into teaching
learning and assessment through pedagogic
research and evaluation.