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Research skills

Scholar Luke Berry appreciates the opportunity to see research in practice…

“The online modules have all been relevant, and very well linked to the in-school experiences – allowing for the opportunity to see current research in practice!” 

Future Teaching Scholars have the opportunity to explore an area of teaching that they are interested in when they carry out a research project in Year 3, supported by the Regional Training Centre research leads who facilitate the projects.

The Research Project is allied to the Teachers’ Standards and gives Scholars the chance to develop their understanding, knowledge and practice. This includes deciding a research focus, conducting a literature review, collecting and analyzing data, writing up findings and presenting the research outcomes.

Scholars prepare for their research work in their Regional Training and Networking Days as well as via online study modules. Scholars can also access all of Education Development Trust’s educational research which supports the aim of transforming lives by improving education around the world and is free for anyone to download on the website.

The research project encourages the Scholars to think broadly, stay up to date with the latest educational research, remain analytical and use that knowledge to inform their teaching practice, both during teacher training and throughout their careers.