Proven Programs in Education is a series of books that draws on the best of Better: Evidence-Based Education, a unique magazine that provides leadership teams in education with the information they need. The series includes four titles: Proven Programs in Literacy; Proven Programs in STEM; Proven Programs in Social Emotional Development; Proven Programs in Classroom Management and Assessment

The Proven Programs in Education series is about research-proven strategies and programs that can be applied in practice. The authors distill their work and research into succinct, easily-digestible articles highlighting the practical implications that teachers, principals, and administrators can use. Each article includes links to further reading and resources that allow readers to delve more deeply into particular issues.

How Science Teachers Use Research Evidence

How science teachers use research evidence

Science teachers understand the importance of evidence in their subject. Mary Ratcliffe explores how far this extends to their classroom instruction.

Science teachers view science education as evidence based. Yet they judge the quality of educational research and the quality of their own practice by different criteria. They expect robust and rigorous methods in educational research but tend to use “professional judgment” to evaluate changes in their own classroom practice. Research evidence may influence practice but by itself will not change practice.

How Evidence-Based Does Science Education Seem to Teachers?

Evidence-based education implies good use of evidence in policy making. It also implies that teachers are able to make good use of research evidence in their day-to-day ...

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