It is a mandatory requirement that teaching in higher education should
be research-based. What this means in practice is still quite unclear.
At the Department of Education, the English master program in higher
education has experimented with the use of video to create a better link
between teaching and research. The aim of the project was to 1) increase
the student knowledge of the research their teachers is undertaking, 2)
develop student skills in reading and interpreting research, and
stimulate to more critical reflections on research contributions, 3)
document the research profile of the academic staff for internal and
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The project is based on a simple idea: Students are given a sample of
research articles written by one of their teachers. The task given to
the student is to make sense and discuss the research articles, and
consequently to reflect on the research profile of their teacher. They
are given a video camera, and they record a discussion between
themselves and their teacher based on their reflections and
interpretations. The recording is then published accessible for other
students to learn from. The recordings may also have other uses, for
example, related to external profiling of research conducted by the
academic staff, or as information to students searching for relevant
supervisors for their master thesis.