How ‘journal clubs’ can help teachers to evaluate pedagogical research


Taking inspiration from the ‘journal clubs’ that meet in hospitals to evaluate the latest medical studies, David Gibbons and his colleagues set up a school-based discussion group with the aim of getting down to the nitty-gritty of pedagogical research

How 'journal clubs' help with pedagogy research

I’m in hospital. Around me are 10 doctors. I’m picking up the gist of their conversation but following precise details is difficult. They’re talking about the advantages of giving blood products to trauma patients while being transferred, rather than the current system of waiting for the patient to reach hospital. The discussion seems to be in favour of transit transfusion.

But there’s a catch. The doctor leading has asked all the others to turn to the back of a clutch of sheets they are each holding and study a particular footnote.

The doctor is saying, “This should have been declared.”

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