Turning teachers into academics? The role of educational development in fostering synergy between teaching and research

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The history of educational development is rooted in the improvement of teaching techniques. As a result, centres or units have normally been located in central registrars or human resources departments, library, learning and technical support services, or established as semi‐autonomous entities. The alignment of educational development with research at a teaching‐led UK university marks a radical departure from these established patterns. The paper will explore some principles for the development of synergy between teaching and…