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Durham University

School of Education

Research Projects

Publication details

Cain, T, Brindley, S, Brown, C, Jones, G & Riga, F (2019). Bounded decision-making, teachers’ reflection, and organisational learning: how research can inform teachers and teaching. British Educational Research Journal

Author(s) from Durham


Despite numerous efforts to align educational practice more closely with findings from educational research, there is little clarity about how educational practitioners can, in principle, use research. We propose a conceptualisation based on how research can contribute to practitioners’ thinking: specifically, our framework proposes that research can inform bounded decision‐making, teachers’ reflection and organisational learning. Practitioners can also use research without being aware that they are doing so. We argue that this conceptualisation of research use has potential to inform researchers and practitioners

School of Education