Education Research that Matters: Applying Research to Your Teaching Practice

Online Course

Future Learn
Education Research that Matters: Applying Research to Your Teaching Practice

What is the course about?

Education Research that Matters: Applying Research to Your Teaching Practice
The course Education Research that Matters: Applying Research to Your Teaching Practice is an online class provided by University of Birmingham through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Discover effective research methods and learn how to make use of education research in your role as a teacher or educator.
Course description
  • Explore how engaging with research can transform your teaching practice
  • 4 weeks
  • As an educator, research provides you with the opportunity to improve your teaching and better support your students. On this course, you’ll discover how to find education research, assess its quality, and apply its insights.
  • You’ll explore and evaluate research from a range of online and peer-reviewed sources as you learn to assess their reliability and usability. You’ll also discover powerful search techniques and learn to analyse your research findings.
  • Upon completion of this course, you’ll feel confident finding and engaging with research and applying it to your teaching practice.
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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.
  • University of Birmingham
  • The University of Birmingham is a public research university, consistently listed as a leading UK university and ranked among the top 100 in the world.
  • Chartered College of Teaching
  • The Chartered College of Teaching is the professional body for teaching in England. Since launching in 2017, it has been working to connect, inform and inspire teachers.

Prerequisites & Facts

Education Research that Matters: Applying Research to Your Teaching Practice

Course Topic

Primary Education Teaching, Professional Development for Teachers, Secondary Education Teaching, Study Skills, Teaching

University, College, Institution

University of Birmingham

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Education Research that Matters: Applying Research to Your Teaching Practice

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / University of Birmingham you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: University of Birmingham
Topic: Primary Education Teaching, Professional Development for Teachers, Secondary Education Teaching, Study Skills, Teaching
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