Point of View: Beware the pong of debunked theories
Created: Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:34
Much education research can be inaccessible from the classroom, but used effectively the good stuff can set you free, writes Carl Hendrick
The gap between education research and classroom practice is well documented and has led to calls for teachers to actively become researchers.
But there is, of course, a world of difference between doing research and using research. A champion Formula 1 driver doesn’t need to know the intimate workings of an engine in order to be a winner, any more than an engineer needs to know how to drive the car.
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