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Why do teachers engage with research?

Professor Dame Alison Peacock explaining why teachers engage with research and her work with the College of Chartered Teaching.

Professor Dame Alison Peacock of the Chartered College of Teaching talks about why it is important for teachers to engage with educational research.

Key learning points

  • The teaching profession should be driven by teachers’ intuitive knowledge but also critical engagement with research evidence
  • Building collegiality, as well as collective knowledge and understanding across the profession enables us to do the very best job for our pupils
  • Being a professional is to engage in lifelong learning; remaining curious and continuing to improve our practice

There are a variety of ways in which engagement with research evidence can enhance our work as teachers. In the comments below, post your ‘why’ for engaging with research evidence and reply to one another’s responses.

Activity: CONSIDER

  1. Post your ‘why’ on this below in the comments.
  2. Reply to other participants’ responses to make connections and share expertise
When you are ready, click the ‘Mark as complete’ button below and then select ‘Assessing claims in education’ to access your first useful tool before beginning Week 1 of this course.
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