The Center for Research Use in Education is “Rethinking Research for Schools” (R4S)
is to expand the study of research use and produce a more holistic picture of what drives it, from the production of knowledge by researchers to the application of research in schools. We also seek to identify strategies that can make research more meaningful to classroom practice.
Why Research Use?
At our center, we believe that education research is an important part of the educational process. We further believe that rigorous evidence, whether qualitative or quantitative, can foster better opportunities and outcomes for children by empowering educators, families, and communities with additional knowledge to inform better decision-making. For this reason, we seek to support strong ties between research and practice.
Use of Research Evidence
Increase the Impact of Your Research:
Strategies for Knowledge Mobilization
for Education Researchers
- Evidence about Evidence Use: New Findings from a National Survey of Teachers and Administrators which will highlight the barriers and facilitators to successful use of research evidence by educators. CRUE researchers Henry May, Elizabeth Farley-Ripple, Samantha Shewchuk, and Kati Tilley present findings from surveying over 4000 educators nationwide on their use of research in decision-making.
- What is Knowledge Mobilization and What Does It Look Like? provides examples of tools and resources to support researchers in developing knowledge mobilizations strategies. Dr. Samantha Shewchuk and other acclaimed researchers share their knowledge mobilization strategies to increase the impact of their research.
- Actionability and Compatibility: Meeting the Research Needs of Educators focuses on better understanding educator perspectives on education research. Hear from a panel of educators about their research use practices and their perspectives on how researchers can produce and communicate research that better meets their needs.
- Leveraging the Intermediary Space: Connecting with Influential Organizations to Expand your Reach introduces representatives from key intermediary organizations to share their work linking research and practice and their need to collaborate with researchers.
Research for Practice:
Virtual Workshop Series for Educators
- What is Research and Why Should I Be Using It? with Dr. Elizabeth Farley-Ripple and Dr. Samantha Shewchuk
- Evaluating Research: A Cost-Utility Framework? with Dr. Fiona Hollands, who discusses how to use the DecisionMaker®, an online tool to help educators make evidence-based decisions.
- Using Research-Informed Theories of Change in PLCs with Dr. Chris Brown and Jane Flood
- Finding and Accessing Useful Research with Erin Pollard of What Works Clearinghouse, Laura Mikowychok of Pennsylvania Evidence Resource Center, and Medha Tare and Jessica Jackson of Digital Promise
- What is an RPP and How Do I Get One? with Dan Gallagher discussing ways that schools and researchers can collaborate
- Using the Marshall Memo in Teams with Kim Marshall, author of the Marshall Memo
- Taking Action as an Evidence-Informed Educator with Dr. Elizabeth Farley-Ripple and Dr. Samantha Shewchuk
To access the materials from this series or for more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.