Best Practice

Three steps to using evidence in practice – diagnosis, treatment & progress

Action research Pedagogy
Ben Durbin explains how teaching can be enhanced by the use of evidence in practice and – inspired by the approach taken by medical professionals – he gives three steps for its effective use.

Earlier this year I signed up for Twitter. Besides learning to understand the #lingo and @social_conventions of this strange new world, the main challenge I found was writing my “bio”. How do I sum myself up in just 20 or so words? 

Following a quick browse of people’s descriptions, I discovered that a popular choice is to simply list the different “hats” we all wear. For example: Parent, football fan, film buff, physicist.

I am a mathematician by background, maintain an amateur fascination with history, and have a professional interest in how research can help make the world – and in particular our schools – better. 

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