The National Academy works with Irish higher education institutions to develop, implement and advance effective research-informed teaching and learning practices to enhance the student learning experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. To this end, NAIRTL has initiated a wide range of events and activities that support stronger links between research and teaching.
How can you join
Rather than joining a network, people can access a range of resources such as NAIRTL’s handbooks, conference proceedings and interactive pdfs; the outputs of projects funded by the NAIRTL grants initiative; presentations and videos from the National Academy’s six annual conferences and number workshops, seminars and symposia.
Students, researchers, academic staff, and policy makers
I am a Lecturer in ATU – Galway and a senior PI with the Biomedical Research centre (MET centre in ATU – Galway). I lecture 5 modules. Four of these modules are directly related to my Research in Biomedical Engineering. I continually integrate my research work within my undergraduate modules. Going forward I believe that this is a very important pedagogical tool which enhances the student’s learning. I would be interested in joining this group and sharing my experiences and discussing the challenges that are associated with integrating research with undergraduate teaching.
Dr. Liam Morris,
Acedemic Director and Senior PI in the MET Gateway,
Atlantic Technological University – Galway,
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department,
Old Dublin Rd,