After a great #aussieED chat on Research in education on the 8th March, some very helpful people shared resources about (you guessed it!) research in education. Here they are.

Blog Post on Valuable Feedback

Provided by Paul Thomson

The article gives a practical approach to giving valuable feedback. At the bottom of the blog post there is a link to the more “in-depth” view of feedback by Hattie & Timperley, 2007 called The Power of Feedback.

Appendix Material from my MA TESOL dissertation

Provided by Vipula Sharma

We probably all deal with students in our classes for whom English is not the first language; this may raise awareness and be of some help to content teachers.

Inquiring into Design Thinking

Provided by Steve Mouldey

So many educators starting to use Design Thinking as a pedagogical approach but so little research done into its effectiveness. My research this year aims to investigate the differences in Teacher and Student experiences of Design Thinking. Is it doing what teachers hope it is doing?

Research: Active Learning More Important than Flipping the Classroom

Provided by Kati Varela

Because it’s super short to read (despite the title already giving out the core of the content…).

AIS Funded Programs

The AIS Education Research Project provides opportunities for independent schools to undertake, access and utilise education research in their practice.

AITSL Research Archives

See also the AITSL Research repository.

Teaching the Aussie Way

Provided by Cathy Woods

It is a created by a competent and practising Australian teacher. Mrs. BMW knows what we need.


Provided by Brian Host

Edutopia is one of my first stops when I am looking for current research into practice. Heaps of great ideas and quality articles.

Brain Rules (related to the book)

Provided by Kati Varela

Well, knowing about the brain is the basis of knowing about how to best teach and learn.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Provided by Asbjørn Skovsende

Research conducted globally

Provided by Chris Ramsden

Not sure this is the sort of thing you are after.If not please ignore. Cheers, Chris. See also Leaps towards Learning: The Journey of an Innovative Methodology in Education.

Leadership Courage

Provided by Liz

Discuss the importance of creating a culture where educators feel confident to take risks.

Review of educational research journal

Provided by Daniel Quin

High quality research journal dedicated to education. It’s a review of a topic rather than just one study. Very research focussed. May not be useful due to paywall?

Eva Hartell’s doctoral thesis

Provided by Eva Hartell

Gives insights into the necessities and complexities regarding teachers’ assessment practices and the importance of increased affordance for teachers to embed formative assessment.

Greg Ashman’s blog – Filling the pail

Provided by Rob McTaggart

I met Greg Ashman at researchED before his presentation on “cognitive load theory”. He’s embedded in educational research and his ideas can challenge the orthodoxy. A great bloke, too!

Bad Education: Debunking Myths In Education

Provided by Charlotte Pezaro

Goes through “myths” of teaching & research supporting/contradicting. Good methodological breakdowns. Some chaps better than others!

EduResearch Matters

Provided by Rob McTaggart

A voice for Australian educational researchers by the Australian Association for Research in Education.


Thank you for sharing these!! I realise we don’t yet have a comprehensive list so if you have any more resources to add, please leave a comment below or catch me on Twitter!

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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