Teachers are already busy. Calls for a ‘research-engaged profession’ can fall on deaf ears when there is quite simply already too much to do. At the of a long day, or when there are books to mark or lessons for a new spec to plan, the very last thing a teacher wants to do is start reading research, let alone do anything with it. Equally, even if there was the time, some teachers have no desire to engage with research – if we consider teaching an art, as many do, is this okay?
Schools should consider carefully how best to impose anything new, particularly something as time consuming as…
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