Closing the Gap: How research can help us to understand the relationship between teaching and learning.
Teachers will be reluctant to engage in educational research that does not answer the questions they encounter in their daily practice. Teachers become experts on the basis of their own experience and reflection. This means that research must be able to add something that does not come from experience and reflection. Ultimately, educational research should tell us what the relationship is between how we teach and what our students learn. In 2004, the year of his death, Graham Nuthall wrote a comprehensive, critical review of the state of educational research. He described a research practice that can effectively contribute to the teaching practice. In this session, Jan Tishauser will reflect on these ideal research practices on the basis of our current reality and will explore with you what we can do to further bridge the gap between research and practice.