Teaching Matters

National Forum highlights prominence of teaching and learning research by DIT

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning has published the findings of a research project to map research output focused on Higher Education Teaching and Learning in Ireland from 1990-2015, revealing that DIT is second nationally in a comprehensive review of literature in this field.

The purpose of this work was to document the volume of work that has been undertaken, and to provide insights into gaps and future questions for researchers. A systematic literature review using a recognised framework was undertaken, generating a bibliography of some 2275 publications. The outcomes of this review showed that UL was the most prolific institution, with DIT following a close second with UCD. The review showed a strong focus on STEM subjects, but also that a third of all publications were focused on e-learning. Gaps appear to emerge in research into the student experience as an area for further development. You can read a two page summary of this research at the Forum’s website, and the full report is also available there too.