Discuss the role and importance of educational research. (100) Marks
An evaluation of research in education, with the general aim of systematically, improving an academic body of knowledge may deficits in systems be highlighted by well-designed research.
The results of research can lead (ideally) to changes in methods or practices (in the case of education it might be a teaching methods, say online Vs in class on campus). This would ideally appropriate education is provided to the students resulting in a more effective/efficient population.
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In lieu of using research to better their teaching practice, research is simply used to hold on to a job (Hall, 2002).
Research will help to understand any subject and its principals in much better and easier way which will encounter new questions and search for answers of those questions will lead you to learn new theories of any subject. Research means trying something out of the box. When it is done such things it will separate one from other students which will surely attract attention of your tutors as well which in turn benefit extreme need of help from someone who is more knowledgeable than the other.
Research is not always a concept that practitioners, managers and policy makers respect. Too often it is seen as an academic activity conducted by others to the profession, not with the profession.
Research education professionals are always learning, finding out things, analyzing information, adapting their behavior according to information received, looking to improve and adapting to modern demands. Practitioners have to comply with policy. Teachers can adapt it to fit the individual needs of their own pupils.
As teachers are accountable, the public must have faith in the profession and attitudes to education vary across many social groups, so the performance of teachers can be demonstrated through the publication of research findings. Teachers project their own personality upon learning experiences. Sometimes this is intuitive and these decisions can either be successful or fail. Research methodologies give teachers the tools to analyse and make informed decisions about their practice.
Research helps teachers to share with colleagues. Too often research looks backwards and there are lessons to learn.
However, it would be better to prefer a research in education as invention and innovation...