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Teaching and Learning Research and Grants

CTE provides support to faculty, staff, and students who are interested in conducting research on teaching and learning.

What is teaching and learning research?

Teaching and learning research is the systematic investigation of teaching and/or learning, which includes exploring a specific research question, engaging with the literature, collecting data, and sharing the results publicly (Bernstein & Ginsberg, 2009; McKinney, 2006).

Examples of teaching and learning research include evaluating the impact of a new teaching strategy or assessment method on student learning, examining the challenges students face in learning specific content or techniques, or generating new frameworks to describe the learning process.

Starting a teaching and learning research project

Our Teaching and Learning Research page provides resources on how to develop a teaching and learning research project.

Funding for teaching and learning innovations and research projects

Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) grants provide support for experimenting with and investigating innovative approaches to enhancing teaching that aim to foster deep student learning at the University of Waterloo.

Research by CTE staff

Please visit our Staff Research and Service webpages, where you can view our staff's grants, publications, and conferences by year.