Incorporating Research Publication in Undergraduate & Postgraduate Learning

  • Stephen Lofthouse Sheffield Hallam University


Universities are under increasing pressure to provide innovative, cost effective, and high quality teaching in order to equip learners for the modern digital economy.  Numerous studies have shown the need to incorporate research within the curriculum. Sadly whilst universities do successfully include research based modules and assessment within their teaching portfolio, studies have identified that a lack of publication prevents learners from realising the full benefits of research based practice. Using journal management software I have been able to implement a number of journals to facilitate the publication of student work as well as facilitating the inclusion of social constructivist teaching methodologies with our curricula.