Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free


Learn how to analyse research data and communicate your research findings

Many teachers want to learn new knowledge and methods to improve their teaching, but it can be hard for someone outside of research communities to perform research of their own.

On this course, you will learn how to do your own education research and build supported communities of education research practice.

You will explore research design and learn about tools to help you do research focused on a series of common teaching challenges.

You’ll be supported in your research by expert university researchers who will help you find, analyse, and communicate your data.

What topics will you cover?

  • Week 1: From research design to research practice – refining questions and research tools, securing samples, and ensuring ethical compliance.

  • Week 2: Doing the research – becoming a teacher-researcher.

  • Week 3: Analysing data – reflection, reflexivity, techniques for analysis.

  • Week 4: Communicating findings and having an impact.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for school teachers and educators in non-school settings who’d like to learn how to undertake and use educational research.

Who developed the course?

University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is a public research university, consistently listed as a leading UK university and ranked among the top 100 in the world.

Chartered College of Teaching

The Chartered College of Teaching is the professional body for teaching in England. Since launching in 2017, it has been working to connect, inform and inspire teachers.