Supporting Teachers to Use Research Evidence Well in Practice: Survey Finding and Practical Guidance from an AERO and Monash Q Project Collaboration

Jo Gleeson, Blake Cutler, Sally Larsen, Belinda Parker, Kate Ridgway, Mark Rickinson, Lucas Walsh, Julie People

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This report describes ways that schools can build teachers’ and leaders’ confidence in using research evidence, and why this is important. It presents findings from independent surveys conducted by the Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO) and the Monash Q Project.

Nearly 1,400 school teachers and leaders were surveyed across all Australian states and territories in 2020 and 2021. AERO and the Q Project used the survey data to examine the relationship between support provided by schools, confidence in using research evidence and use of research evidence in practice. This report therefore uses empirical data to examine the importance of school support, and the role that confidence plays in the use of research evidence.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAustralian Education Research Organisation
Commissioning bodyAustralian Education Research Organisation Limited
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022


  • Research evidence
  • Evidence use
  • Education
  • Supporting teachers
  • Using research evidence well

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