“What is the correlation between research and teaching?”
Everybody in the academia believes that excellent research leads to excellent teaching.
But there are countless examples of excellent teachers who are purely into teaching with no background of research but still they are great teachers.
Do they understand the student’s mind and behavior more?
And on the contrary there are excellent researchers who fail miserably at teaching.
Are we required to learn the art of looking at things from a student’s perspective?
There is definitely a different skill set requirement for being a teacher and researcher, the teacher prepares, updates and delivers like an actor, whereas the researcher enquires, finds and shares. In the case of a teacher the focus is on delivery whereas in the case of researcher the focus is on exploration(enquiry).
So how do we draw a line and where do these lines merge? I want to invite you to find answer to this question which will definitely help in bridging the gap between research and teaching.
Mr. Vipul Singh
Department of Management Studies