Promoting the Interplay between Teaching and Research in the University and the Role of the Academic Developer

Noluthando Toni, Cosmas Maphosa, Newman Wadesango


The issue of research-led teaching and learning in universities has revolutionised teaching and learning in universities. In this paper the researchers engage in a critical discussion of the relationship between teaching and research. The researchers advance that a broader understanding should be made on the relationship between the two and outcomes of research should not merely form the content of teaching. The researchers advocate the effective integration of teaching and research in a way that enhances productivity in both aspects. The importance of embracing scholarship of teaching and learning in enhancing both research and teaching is explored. The paper also suggests ways of promoting the teaching- research nexus.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n11p19

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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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