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Research knowledge transfer into teaching in the built environment

Senaratne, S, Kagioglou, M, Amaratunga, RDG, Baldry, D, Aouad, G and Bowden, A 2005, 'Research knowledge transfer into teaching in the built environment' , Engineering Construction and Architectural Management, 12 (6) , pp. 587-600.

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Purpose – There is no automatic link between research and teaching in higher education institutions. Hence, in order to achieve a productive relationship, these two activities need to be linked through effective mechanisms. The research reported in this paper aims at identifying such strategies that are appropriate to a research-based department, in the built environment discipline. Design/methodology/approach – The paper identifies key issues related to this challenge through a literature review, and subsequently verifies those issues through an exploratory case study. Findings – The key finding from the study is that research-based departments are poor at transferring their research knowledge into teaching especially at undergraduate level. Even though there are informal strategies in existence, there is a strong need for formalising them. The paper utilises knowledge transfer and learning literature to fully understand the process. Originality/value – Drawing from the findings, the study develops a framework to enable the knowledge transfer from research into teaching. The framework provides useful guidance for research-based higher education departments in the built environment to transfer research knowledge into teaching in a formal and productive way.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > L Education (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Journal or Publication Title: Engineering Construction and Architectural Management
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1365-232X
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2007 15:19
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:23

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