Hub Founder Nina Hood spoke to Dr Kinga Petrovai for her podcast the Art and Science of Learning (there are some great previous episodes that are well worth listening to!) about research informed professional development. The conversation discusses many of the ideas, issues and challenges that underpinned the founding of The Education Hub as well as our on-going work.
Kinga described this episode of the podcast:
When you think about a school, you most likely think of it as a place where students learn. However, for students to have the best learning experience, teachers also need to continuously improve their skills. Like other professionals, teachers need to be given quality resources, support, and time to continuously update their skills. There is a wealth of knowledge that can be gained from the practice of other teachers as well as from research. Unfortunately, often research and practice in education are not linked. In this episode we will discuss the importance of having research informed professional development for teachers and how an organization in New Zealand is bridging the gap between research and practice in education.
You can listen to the full podcast here.