Why Is Research Important In Education?


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Florent Lefortier Profile
The answer to this is pretty simple, really! Education is all about teaching and learning, and if nobody did any research, there'd be nothing for anyone to teach or learn!

What Is Research?
Research is essentially the gathering of information.

There are two main types of research: Primary, and secondary.

With primary research, there's no data available, and so the researcher must gather it all themselves. Secondary research is usually a lot easier, and involves collecting information from existing sources.

Scientific subjects tend to focus on primary research - for example, investigating cures for diseases such as cancer - whereas humanities subjects like history are often concerned with secondary research, like reading through existing documents.

What Is Education?
Education is the transmission of knowledge or information, whether it be intentional or not. It involves teaching, learning, and discovery.

Research plays a huge part in intentional education - such as schooling and training - but other types of education can occur just by living and experiencing things.

Without research, educational institutions like schools and universities wouldn't have any real purpose, as teachers wouldn't have any information to transmit to students.

Why Is Research Important?
Research is important because it teaches us more about the world, about history, and about how to improve and progress as a species. Education is used to share this information with others, which is obviously pretty important!
priti padole Profile
priti padole answered

If we want to see the world as a just and fair place where everyone is
given equal opportunities, education is what we require. Education is a
must if we want to do away with the existing differences between
different social classes and genders. 

 It opens a whole world of
opportunities for the poor so that they may have an equal shot at well
paying jobs. Education also plays a major role in women's empowerment.

MJ Lee Profile
MJ Lee answered
Research is important in education because people are always discovering new things such as ancient ruins or new theories of science, and without these we would not know too much about the world and what's in it!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It keeps teachers updated all the time about the world and surroundings.
yogita kapse Profile
yogita kapse answered

Research is not always a concept that practitioners, managers and
policy makers respect.  Too often it is seen as an academic activity
conducted by others – to the profession, not with the profession.

I believe it should be respected.  In fact I’d say education
professionals are always learning, finding out things, analysing
information, adapting their behaviour according to information received,
looking to improve and  adapting to modern demands.  All of this
constitutes research - whether professionals want to call it that or

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