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Editorial

Ten Simple Rules To Combine Teaching and Research

  • Quentin Vicens,

    Affiliation: University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Philip E. Bourne mail

    bourne@sdsc.edu

    Affiliation: Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Published: April 24, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000358
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'Balancing', maybe, but 'combining' teaching and research?

Posted by pmedward on 19 May 2009 at 17:43 GMT

This is a good set of principles to inspire thinking about how to balance the teaching, research, and service responsibilities of faculty life, but Rule 6 ("Get the Most in Career Advancement from Bringing Your Research into Your Teaching") seems to be the only point focused specifically on the combination (perhaps, 'intersection' or 'synthesis'?) of research and teaching. There is a large and growing body of literature on the scholarship of teaching and learning [1] which approaches instruction as an object of research/inquiry in its own right. This kind of work seems to complement the "bring your research into the classroom" argument that the authors make throughout this editorial--one that should not be overlooked.

[1] For example: "Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching & Learning: Professional Literature That Makes a Difference" by Maryellen Weimer (Jossey-Bass, 2006): http://www.worldcat.org/o...

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