Better teaching: Educational research

"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity."
Yeats

90% of teachers believe individuals learn better when they receive information in their preferred learning style
There is a shortage of replication studies in educational research From washingtonpost.com
Top 20 Principles From Psychology for PreK–12 Teaching and Learning Link Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education
From apa.org
Teachers experience cognitive dissonance over educational research Link Interview with Daniel Willingham in tes.com
The Science of Learning Link From deansforimpact.org
The difficulty of generating good research in education. Link

How can we tell snake oil from science?
Blogpost from Joe Kirby on pragmaticreform.wordpress.com
The comments are also well worth reading

What constitures a 'hard question' in cognitive psychology? From psychologist Marc Smith
[W]hat I have noticed, however, is that many [teachers] are so taken by what they have learned [from 'Edu-bloggers and Tweeters'] that they become uncritical of the information they have acquired. Link Psychology and Education: It’s Good To Be Critical.
psychologist Marc Smith psychologyineducation.wordpress.com
Teachers experience cognitive dissonance over educational research Link Interview with Daniel Willingham in tes.com

Until education becomes the kind of profession that reveres evidence, we should not be surprised to find its experts dispensing unproven methods, endlessly flitting from one fad to another.

Link Why Education Experts Resist Effective Practices (And What It Would Take to Make Education More Like Medicine) by Douglas Carnine at wrightslaw.com
     
Homepage of the EBTN: Evidence Based Teachers Network Link http://ebtn.org.uk/
‘How you can make teachers stop worrying about research – and learn to love it instead’ Link From schoolsweek.co.uk

Where’s the science in science education?

Why is there so little reseach into the best forms of Science Education? From huffingtonpost.com

Blogposts on 'neuroeducation' from inside-the-brain.com/ Link "Professor William T. (Billy) O’Connor is an internationally recognised leader in both research and education in neuroscience."