Including research in teaching


  • Akanksha Upadhyay
  • Carlos Martins
  • Claudia Lazarte
  • Elin Törnquist
  • Mahdi Rezayati Charan


research, teaching, LTH, critical thinking, active learning


As an academic at most universities part of one’s time is spent teaching students. This means one must juggle the two identities of being both a researcher and a teacher. The aim of this paper is to get a better insight into such a subject, and highlight possible advantages and disadvantages with different methods. This was done partly through a case study, where a questionnaire was sent out to academic staff at LTH, and through a literature study on the current research on the topic. The difficulties with being both a researcher and a teacher at the same time are also highlighted and discussed.