The research which made me think most

For me, educational research is cumulative, multi-faceted and reflects a myriad of stances. Research is an opportunity to study the thinking and conclusions of others- and it builds new ways of making sense of my experiences in the world, writes Emily Barrell, Product Development Manager at the Workers’ Educational Association.

In doing that, it changes the way I think. Research enables me to make educated choices in my professionalism. My first real experience of research not associated with my initial teacher training was with the Education and Training Foundation's (ETF) funded SUNCETT research fellowship programme, where I rather badly researched learner motivation. Notwithstanding, it still gave me the research bug, and set me on a journey.


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