Delve Institute of Learning Research

Educational Research Topics and Digests

Research in Education, Learning, and Brain Development

Educational research is important because it helps us to understand how students learn and how to improve the teaching and learning process.

Why is Educational Research Important?

It can be used to:

  • Identify the factors that influence student learning: Educational research can help us to identify the factors that influence student learning, such as the student’s background, the teacher’s practices, and the school’s environment. This information can be used to develop interventions that can help to improve student learning.
  • Develop new teaching methods: Educational research can be used to develop new teaching methods that are more effective than traditional methods. For example, research has shown that cooperative learning can be an effective way to improve student achievement.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs: Educational research can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs, such as new textbooks or new teaching methods. This information can be used to make decisions about whether or not to implement these programs.
  • Improve the quality of education: Educational research can be used to improve the quality of education by providing evidence-based practices that can be used by teachers and policymakers.

In short, educational research is important because it helps us to improve the way we teach and learn. By understanding how students learn and what works best for them, we can create a more effective and equitable educational system for all students.

Educational Research For All Areas of Learning

At Delve Institute, we provide research digests in all areas of learning, teaching, and education. Common research topics include:

  • Action research and reflective practice
  • Assessment and feedback strategies
  • Curriculum design and development
  • Diversity, inclusion and equity
  • Educational leadership and management
  • Instructional methods and technologies
  • Learning theories and pedagogies
  • Professional development and mentoring
  • Teacher identity and agency
  • Teacher wellbeing and resilience