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'Friday is my research day': chance, time and desire in the search for the teaching-research nexus in the life of a university teacher
Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice
  • William E Boyd, Southern Cross University
  • Meg O'Reilly, Southern Cross University
  • Karyn Rendall, Southern Cross University
  • Stephen Rowe, Southern Cross University
  • Erica Wilson, Southern Cross University
  • Kay Dimmock, Southern Cross University
  • Wendy Boyd, Southern Cross University
  • Elaine Nuske, Southern Cross University
  • Johan Richard Edelheim, Southern Cross University
  • Daniel J Bucher, Southern Cross University
  • Kath Fisher, Southern Cross University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Peer Reviewed
Peer-Reviewed
Abstract

This paper builds on some ideas recently presented by Boyd et al. (2010). In that paper, the focus was on the ways in which experienced academic staff articulate the teaching-research nexus. By presenting six short case accounts, this paper describes how a reflective narrative activity enabled some ‘new to academe’ teachers to identify the teaching research nexus in their own work. For each of them, there was some particular reason or stimulus that led to them articulating the teaching-learning nexus in their work. Given the effectiveness of this method for enabling staff to consider the teaching-research nexus, this paper speculates on ways of drawing all academic staff to encounter the ‘concept’ of the teaching-research nexus.

Citation Information

Boyd, WE, O'Reilly, M, Rendell, K, Rowe, S, Wilson, E, Dimmock, K, Boyd, W, Nuske, E, Edelheim, JR, Bucher, DJ & Fisher, K 2012, ''Friday is my research day': chance, time and desire in the search for the teaching-research nexus in the life of a university teacher', Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, vol. 9, no. 2.

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