Being a research magpie can bring glittering rewards

Teachers seeking to improve their practice tend to focus solely on education research, but there are actually plenty of other areas of research that can bring huge benefits in the classroom, says Daisy Christodoulou

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The temptation when starting out on a research journey is to focus on education research specifically. And you would find a lot to read through: plenty of research deals directly with education. However, research from other disciplines can also provide interesting perspectives on classroom practice. There’s a lot of value in being a research magpie, stealing insights from other areas to help improve education.

So here is my guide to four areas you might not seek out naturally but where fantastic insights reside.

* Cognitive psychology is itself a magpie discipline, drawing from psychology, ...

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