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Undergraduates and research: connectivity in the university

Hordern, J (2013) 'Undergraduates and research: connectivity in the university.' Educational Studies, 39 (5). pp. 535-547. ISSN 0305-5698 (print)

Abstract

Contemporary universities are engaged in multiple activities, which are often disconnected and subject to powerful external influences. Undergraduate research projects have been posited as a means of enhancing undergraduate education and improving the integration of research and teaching. However, engagement with the core research activity of the institution is not easily achieved. Greater integration between disparate activities within the university is hindered by the dynamics of the higher education field, pressures on academic staff and students, and funding policies. Expanded undergraduate involvement in externally funded research projects could engender connectivity between disconnected parties and with learning contexts often considered external to the university.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2013 10:10
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 20:26
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