Dr John Willison
Dr John Willison
Lindy Kimmins (LTSU) interviews Dr John Willison
Dr John Willison is from the Centre for Learning and Professional Development at the University of Adelaide where he is responsible for the Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education). He has lectured in Science Education at Curtin University and University of Canberra and is currently the leader of a Carrick Competitive Grant entitled ‘Making research skill development explicit in coursework: Four universities' adaptation of a model to numerous disciplines' (
Seminar - 'Explicit and coherent undergraduate student research skill development:
12 disciplines, 5 universities, 1 framework'
Lecturers in 5 Australian universities in the Health Sciences, Engineering, Sciences, Professions and Humanities are utilising the Research Skill Development (RSD) framework to explicitly and coherently facilitate students research skills.
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Research Skills Development (RSD) framework and examples
The Research Skills Development (RSD) framework describes and informs the coherent, explicit and efficient development of student research skills, with examples from both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. See also the RSD Handbook which has discipline specific examples.
Lindy Kimmins (LTSU) interviews Dr John Willison to discuss the implementation of the framework at the University of Adelaide and gain information on the successes and problems that have been experienced so far.
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