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Trusting quality evidence in the post-pandemic world starts in our schools

29 September 2020

The federal government’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Nick Coatsworth, recently wrote that while Australian states and territories “are largely heading in the same direction in relation to how best to …

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Three ways teachers and schools can make better use of research evidence

9 September 2020

We are in an era of information overload, an infodemic if you like. Whether we are responding to a global pandemic or opting for evidence-based practice in our classrooms, there …

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The 'infodemic' and the consequences of evidence misuse

10 August 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the ways we access, use and misuse evidence to guide our responses to the spread of the coronavirus.As we’ve seen, the …

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Quality research use vital to get through current 'infodemic'

30 July 2020

The prevalence of misinformation and ‘fake news’ during the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on quality evidence and how it’s used.New research by Monash University has searched more than …

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After COVID-19: The Longer-Term Impacts of the Coronavirus Crisis on Education

20 April 2020

The ongoing global shock of the COVID-19 pandemic and its likely societal, political and economic repercussions look set to dominate how the 2020s unfold in significant ways. Across this series …

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The road to quality use of evidence in schools

2 December 2019

Schools value research more than they actually use it. In its raw form, after all, it can be notoriously abstruse. Not only are scholarly papers replete with hard-to-penetrate jargon, but …

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Empowering educators: connecting evidenced based research with change in the classroom

28 October 2019

School principal Pitsa Binnion believes Monash’s new Q Project could improve learning outcomes for generations of Australian students. In summary: In teaching and learning, a clear gap exists between research …

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National Evidence Institute: let's push for quality of USE, not just quality of evidence.

16 September 2019

The use of evidence in education has never had a higher profile. In Australia much interest in school evidence use has been sparked by the promise to develop an ‘independent …

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What makes schools say Yes or No to participating in research projects?

28 May 2019

One of the great headaches for education researchers is gaining access to schools to conduct research. Even after the necessary ethics approvals and jurisdiction permissions, that is permissions from school …

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Accessing high quality research evidence is a good start, but not enough

30 March 2019

Evidence for Learning has a focus on evidence-informed practice and practice-informed research in the Australian education system. The Understanding School Engagement in Research (USER) study is a research project that …

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Launching the Monash Q Project

4 December 2018

In an Australian first, The Q Project will investigate high quality evidence use in varied school settings, and equip educators to use quality evidence to improve their teaching and bring …

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'Q Project' brings schools and research evidence closer to unlock student potential

29 November 2018

A new Monash University project is helping schools to use research evidence to improve teaching and learning, thanks to a $6.3 million grant from the Paul Ramsay Foundation. The Q …

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