#aussieED 08-03-15

Thanks for a great chat everyone! Please check out the Research in Education Storify if you’d like to go over the discussions from this chat.

After the chat, people kindly shared resources which you can find in the Resources for research in education post. Please check them out. The more we can engage with research in education, the better the outcomes for our students!

Join @robmctaggart for the next aussieED Twitter chat on Sunday at 8:30pm AEDT.

This week’s topic is Research in education.
Hope to see you there!

The questions

Q1 What is research? How does it relate to education? How do research and education come together?

Q2 What’s the state of research and evidence-based practice currently?

Q3 Can we improve the relationship between educators and researchers to better student outcomes?

Q4 Is there a place for lead research educators in every school? Or should all teachers be expected to analyse and interpret research?

Q5 What are some of the myths, wives’ tales & disproven practises still permeating education circles?

Q6 What can a teacher practitioner do if they disagree with research or just want to know what the consensus is?

Q7 Bonus Question!  Can you please go to (the form below) and add one or more resources you’ve come across?

A few more thoughts to chew on

What’s your relationship with research and education?

Will more research in education mean more or less agency for educators?

Should every teacher be a researcher?

About The Author

Primary Technologies Teacher

Rob McTaggart teaches Technologies from K-6 in Newcastle, Australia. He is co-founder of the Digital Sparks regional student technology design challenge & expo. Rob is a Google for Education Certified Innovator who loves to help students to engage and create with the world using technology. He developed the RAPID Design framework to support students and teachers in these aims. Rob is a moderator for #aussieED and plays a logistics role for the team, managing the website and various channels. He is an ambassador and teacher trainer for Code Club Australia and runs a local Code Club for his students. His main gig is teaching 550 amazing kids every week which makes him a very lucky teacher!

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