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Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Sun Sep 6 09:57:40 AEST 2020

On 4/9/20 10:37 am, David wrote:

> ... Staff with a funded research interest probably make more informed
> & involved teachers ...

No, what makes a teacher is teacher training.

Palali, Van Elk, Bolhaar & Rud (2018) found students taught by academics 
with good publication records got higher grades, but only for masters 
level students, not undergraduates.

Researchers have a very different university experience to the average 
student. Many genuinely want to help their students, but don't know what 
to do.

ps: I can relate to the average student, as I was a very average student
myself, recently of education (Worthington, 2016). ;-)


Palali, A., Van Elk, R., Bolhaar, J., & Rud, I. (2018). Are good
researchers also good teachers? The relationship between research
quality and teaching quality. Economics of Education Review, 64, 40-49.
URL Palali, A., Van Elk, R., Bolhaar, J., & Rud, I. (2018). URL

Worthington, T. (2017). Digital Teaching In Higher Education: Designing 
E-learning for International Students of Technology, Innovation and the 
Environment. Lulu. com. URL 

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