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What is Education Based Research?

Posted 01/11/2017 08:27:50 by hglyde

What is Education Based Research?

In some lights, education culture has come a long way. Research syntheses such as those of John Hattie or the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) have gone a long way to broadening awareness among teachers of what might work. Grassroots movements such as researchED have also substantially contributed to raising research literacy among the profession.  The emergence of social media as a way to disseminate ideas, research and experiences within the teaching profession has also changed the game.

Should we always follow this advice?

Research by Hattie, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), Dweck, Vergotsky, Tomlinson and the many others has value but what we should aim to help teachers develop is phronesis – practical wisdom used wisely in context.  This would be a store of knowledge that would help teachers decide what to do in specific circumstances. That is what this blog aims to do.

What’s the point?

The point is this…

The L&T Blogs aim to give teachers at Highcliffe a store of knowledge that can be applied to different circumstances.  You may not use some of the ideas posted in the blogs and you may disagree with a few, but there will be some that can be used and others that may inspire you so get involved.  Read the blogs, post comments and don’t be afraid to become an author.


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