Research on Teaching & Learning

The Office of the Vice-President for Teaching & Learning promotoes an evidence-based approach to teaching and learning, and places high priority on supporting the research efforts of UCC staff and the integration of research findings into practice. 

We are dedicated to developing a criticial mass of researchers to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning. 




The Office of the Vice-President for Teaching & Learning offers a wide variety of supports to assist research to enhance teaching and to enable key teaching innovations and also to facilitate the exchange of teaching and learning related ideas.

Current research at UCC includes several National Forum funded research projects on innovative pedagogies and technologies, and further details of some of our projects are provided below.

Support for Research on Teaching & Learning

The Office of the Vice-President for Teaching & Learning is delighted to present the Teaching & Learning Research and Enhancement Fund which aims to encourage and support transformational change in learning and teaching at UCC by supporting staff to develop their teaching and support of learning in innovative ways. 

Please note that individual HEIs are limited strictly in the number of proposals that they may submit.  The Office of the Vice-President for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL) has overall responsibility for UCC’s response to this call and will coordinate all submissions from UCC.  


The Teaching & Learning Research and Enhancement Fund supports projects that develop innovative teaching and learning practices and are concerned with pedagogical research. Priority will be given to projects with the greatest impact, such as enhancing teaching practices at UCC, leading to publication or support a funding application for further research. 

For further information please visit the Teaching & Learning Research and Enhancement Fund page. 

The funding body’s deadline for proposal submissions is 25 October 2018.  

An information webinar will be hosted by the National Forum on 25 September 2018.  

Prior to the webinar, UCC will host an in-house meeting to begin co-ordinating its response to the call.  The meeting will be led by OVPTL staff and will be held on Monday 27 August at 11am-1pm in the Boole Library Seminar Room.  If attending, you must register first here.


If you have an idea for a project, or would like to be involved in a proposal, we invite you to:

  • attend the meeting on 27 August, which is an opportunity to hear the ideas of other colleagues;
  • submit to by midday on 17 August, a short Expression of Interest (EoI) with the following details:

PROJECT TYPE (i.e. 1, 2, 3 or 4):
PROJECT DESCRIPTION (max 250 words):



The EoIs received will be shared electronically in advance of the 27 August meeting with all registered attendees so that where overlaps in proposals occur they might be identified and potentials for collaboration explored at the meeting. 

Should you have any queries, please contact OVPTL at ext. 3609 or email

List of projects



For further information please contact

Office of the VP for Teaching and Learning

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