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Infographic: Becoming a Research-Informed School

Author of Becoming a Research-Informed School Tim Cain explains how schools can benefit from using research with this free infographic. 

How research can help you...

Improve your decision making

  • Focus on what matters most in the development plan
  • Read the relevant research …
  • … then plan and implement change
  • Monitor and alter where appropriate
  • Measure change and evaluate its impact

Extend your teaching mindset

  • Engage with research (e.g. via blogs, Twitter, postgraduate study)
  • Read research with a critical eye (see Ch. 6)
  • Examine a snapshot of your teaching in this light
  • After each lesson, ask 6 questions (see Ch. 8)
  • Consider your competences, beliefs and values (see Ch. 3)

Develop an intelligent school community 

  • Appoint a colleague as research coordinator
  • Institute teacher research groups
  • Join relevant networks
  • Involve partner universities
  • Hold an annual CPD research conference

About the Author

Tim Cain is Professor of Education at Edge Hill University. Prior to this appointment he taught at the Chichester, Kingston, Bath Spa and Southampton universities, and was a secondary school classroom teacher for 19 years.

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  • Becoming a Research-Informed School

    Why? What? How?, 1st Edition

    By Tim Cain

    Becoming a Research-Informed School examines the reasons why teachers and leaders use research to improve their schools, and explores how teachers select, understand and use research to enhance learning experiences in fast-moving classroom environments. It analyses what teachers and school leaders…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20

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