Research is the key to evidence-based teaching.
Researchers have discovered a lot about what works and to what degree, as well as a few things that don’t work at all. Sadly, schools continue to embrace fad after fad without demanding to see evidence that it works, and that it works better than what they are currently doing.
Eminent change expert, Michael Fullan noted that one of the biggest hurdles to worthwhile and lasting change is the uncritical and uncoordinated acceptance of too many innovations.
While teachers are busy (and even overloaded) the cost of innovating without knowing what the research says is immense. You don’t need to become a statistic’s guru or to spend every spare hour reading research journals. However, you do need to know some fundamentals.
Here you will:
- Learn how to judge the quality of educational research so that you can make discerning decisions
- Discover what John Hattie’s synthesis of over 800,000 research studies revealed
- Find out what the research has to say about programs and initiatives you may be considering
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