Learning & Teaching

Learning & Teaching

Teaching and Learning research encompasses theoretical approaches, educational strategies and evaluation in dental education. 

  • Theory of learning

Research in this area focuses on investigating contemporary theories of teaching and learning which include situated learning theory, social cognitive theory, workplace-base learning theory and experimental learning and reflective practice.

  • Educational Strategies

Educational strategies researched at the Institute of Dentistry are focused at enhancing the student learning experience.

  • Evaluation

Evaluation research is the systematic assessment of the worth or merit of time, money, effort and resources spent in order to achieve a goal. This theme includes studies aimed at improving practice, influencing policy and decision-making. We focus on research evaluating the impact of dental education at a society level and studies showing behaviour change as a result of dental education.

For further information please contact Dr Rosa Moreno Lopez at r.m.lopez@abdn.ac.uk