Education Research for Teachers
Make your teaching better by learning how to use and apply education research methods with this free online teaching course from the University of Birmingham.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for teachers who work in early years, primary, secondary and further education settings.
It will also be of interest to education professionals working outside of school settings.
What topics will you cover?
Week 1. How might engaging with research transform your practice? Popular sources: Google search and its perils or how to go wrong on Twitter.
Week 2. How might you go about locating research to inform your practice? Major research organisations and the research they do and promote.
Week 3. How might you go about selecting the most significant research to engage with? Open access sources: finding great research that’s free.
Week 4. How might you most effectively judge the research you come into contact with and move to implement? Is it any good and what does it tell me?
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Use effective search techniques to locate useful research using a variety of sources
Navigate research papers, identifying the significance of research findings
Recognise the influence of bias or position on engagement with research
Carry out successful searches that lead to locating significant pieces of research
Analyse research and consider possible implications of findings for your context