Evidence-based teaching in the 21st Century: The missing link

  • William J. Hunter University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Abstract

Throughout my career, I have struggled with the fact that teacher preparation programs do not include a course in educational research. When I mention this to colleagues (or students), a highly predictable response is “Why should teacher candidates learn about research?” After years of trying to give a calm and rational response to that question, I have recently begun to answer with some questions of my own:
• Why should medical students learn about medical research?
• Why should nursing students learn about health science research?
• Why should law students learn about legal research?
• Why should engineering students learn about engineering research?

 

Published
2017-05-19
How to Cite
Hunter, W. J. (2017). Evidence-based teaching in the 21st Century: The missing link. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue Canadienne De l’éducation, 40(2), 1-6. Retrieved from https://journals.sfu.ca/cje/index.php/cje-rce/article/view/3106
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Celebrating 40 Years of the CJE | Hommage aux 40 ans de la RCÉ