Why is it important for teachers to engage with research as part of their practice?

Are you a teacher in Scotland? If so, did you know that you can use your myGTCS login to access education related academic journal articles through EBSCO? No? You should totally check it out: gtcs.org.uk/ebsco

To support this, the GTCS has put together a ‘Research Engagement Group‘, which I’m a member of. From Monday to Friday next week, this group is leading a conversation on twitter using the hashtag #gtcspl. The stimulus for this discussion is the following question…

Why is it important for teachers to engage with and/or in research as part of their practice?

I invite you to join in with this conversation on twitter next week. If you’re not on twitter, or if you don’t feel you can answer this question in 140 characters, you’re also very welcome to write a post on Pedagoo.org to share your thoughts. Just create an account then click on ‘Blog‘ above!

I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts…

1 thought on “Why is it important for teachers to engage with research as part of their practice?

  1. Rachel Lofthouse

    Teachers have a greater chance to shape their profession through developing more refined teaching practices if they engage with and in research. There is a relationship between teachers view of learning when they actively sustain their own learning. Engaging in and with research is one way to do this.

    Recently I co-authored a paper on teachers’ perspectives on this question https://www.bera.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/BERA-Paper-7-Teachers-Views-Perspectives-on-research-engagement.pdf. This paper fed in to the BERA/RSA enquiry which can be found here https://www.bera.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/BERA-RSA-Research-Teaching-Profession-FULL-REPORT-for-web.pdf.

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