Teaching-Research Integration

Teaching-Research Integration

By Patrick Bijsmans & Sally Wyatt The way in which our curricula are designed means that we are not always able to teach subjects that exactly fit our research expertise. Even though commitment to interdisciplinarity and PBL are very persuasive reasons for this, some of us…

In search of the holy grade: Evaluating (under)graduate theses

In search of the holy grade: Evaluating (under)graduate theses

By Johan Adriaensen The (under)graduate thesis is a challenging exercise not only due to its length, but also due to its unstructured format. There is no pre-determined set of questions that require answering, no pre-defined theory or method to arrive…

Studying curriculum design in European Studies

Studying curriculum design in European Studies

 By Johan Adriaensen & Caterina Pozzi Curriculum design is the backbone of programmes in Higher Education and the framework within which all teaching and learning take place. Surprisingly, there is relatively little comparative research on curriculum designs within the Scholarship of…

Four underestimated ways to become a better academic writer

Four underestimated ways to become a better academic writer

By Patrick Bijsmans “Learning how to do research is one of the most important tasks at the university. It is also one of the most challenging.” (Murtonen & Lehtinen, ‘Learning to be a researcher’, in Academic research and researchers) Academic…