The Research Files Episode 65: How educators are using research

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You’ll be well aware that here at Teacher we are all about promoting quality teaching and leading and assisting school improvement at a grassroots level. We aim to support educators by sharing stories using evidence-based approaches which you can trust and adapt for use in your own school settings. We also ask you how you use Teacher content in your practice in our annual reader survey, and so many of you always tell us about how stories we’ve shared have motivated school change, or inspired discussion with colleagues.

But on a broader scale, how are teachers and school leaders accessing and using research and evidence? What challenges do they face when doing so? And, what enables quality use of research and evidence?

The research team for the Monash Q Project is looking at all of these questions in a report they have just released. The report shares data from a survey they conducted of teachers and school leaders on how they’re using research and evidence in their work. The Monash Q Project is a much larger project than this one report – it’s a five year partnership between Monash University and the Paul Ramsey Foundation with the broader aim of improving the use of research evidence in schools.

I’m joined today by two co-authors of this report on research and evidence use – Jo Gleeson, a Research Fellow on the Q Project, and Lucas Walsh, a Professor of Youth Policy and Education Practice, and one of the chief investigators on the Q Project.

Period15 Apr 2021

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  • TitleThe Research Files Episode 65: How educators are using research
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletTeacher Magazine
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date15/04/21
    DescriptionYou’ll be well aware that here at Teacher we are all about promoting quality teaching and leading and assisting school improvement at a grassroots level. We aim to support educators by sharing stories using evidence-based approaches which you can trust and adapt for use in your own school settings. We also ask you how you use Teacher content in your practice in our annual reader survey, and so many of you always tell us about how stories we’ve shared have motivated school change, or inspired discussion with colleagues.

    But on a broader scale, how are teachers and school leaders accessing and using research and evidence? What challenges do they face when doing so? And, what enables quality use of research and evidence?

    The research team for the Monash Q Project is looking at all of these questions in a report they have just released. The report shares data from a survey they conducted of teachers and school leaders on how they’re using research and evidence in their work. The Monash Q Project is a much larger project than this one report – it’s a five year partnership between Monash University and the Paul Ramsey Foundation with the broader aim of improving the use of research evidence in schools.

    Producer/AuthorDominique Russell, ACER
    URLhttps://www.teachermagazine.com/au_en/articles/the-research-files-episode-65-how-educators-are-using-research
    PersonsJo Gleeson, Lucas Walsh

Keywords

  • evidence
  • Evidence use
  • Teachers
  • School leaders
  • Q Project
  • QURE
  • Schooling
  • Education