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From romance to rocket science: Speed dating in higher education

journal contribution
posted on 16.10.2018, 00:00 by Olav MuurlinkOlav Muurlink, C Poyatos Matas
This article is the first comprehensive review of speed dating in the tertiary sector. While speed dating has its origins as a networking technique to connect singles, it has only more recently made its way into the academy. Since 2005 universities world-wide have begun to adopt speed dating protocols as a tool for building research culture. An extensive review of the brief history of speed dating in university settings indicates that the motivation for organising events tends to fall into six clusters. Each motivation is discussed here, as well as two potential as-yet-unexplored outcomes for research students in academe: increasing wellbeing through improving social relations and aiding the conceptualising of theses. Finally the authors raise the need for further research in this area to establish its real impact and to identify best practices.

History

Volume

30

Issue

6

Start Page

751

End Page

764

Number of Pages

14

eISSN

1469-8366

ISSN

0729-4360

Publisher

Routledge

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Griffith University

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Higher Education Research & Development