To better understand educational research, start by asking "who?" Who wrote the study; who published it; and who did the authors intend as their audience?
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December 07, 2017
October 24, 2017
The recently released Worldwide Educating for the Future Index urges governments to reevaluate their education systems and provides a blueprint for change.
October 02, 2017
Before citing research or editorials as a rationale to ban technology, we need to question the underlying assumptions that the authors make about student learning.
September 11, 2017
When reading articles that reference empirical research, we need to examine how the author makes assumptions before considering the study as "proof."
August 29, 2017
As educators, we need to be critical consumers of educational research before assuming that findings present the "truth."
July 23, 2017
To best serve students, we need to focus definitions of learning on process instead of performance.
July 12, 2017
To better define learning, we need to stop using "EduSpeak" and return to the theoretical language of pedagogy.
May 04, 2017
To measure change in education, we need to move beyond only using quantitative research methods.
April 27, 2017
To thwart resistance to change and mitigate bias, consider design thinking to provide teachers with an opportunity to learn.
March 08, 2017
MIT's Prof. Mitch Resnick explains the central role of imagination in driving design thinking.