How Can Teachers Locate and Translate Research Specific to Instructional Practice?

  • Jennifer Wilhelm
  • Ronald Wilhelm
  • Merryn Cole


Research literature provides a wealth of information on a variety of topics in education. You can often find best practices for teaching topics, common misconceptions, learning progressions, assessments, lessons, and case studies. Each of these may provide information that are useful for classroom teachers. One of the challenges is finding the articles for free, and another challenge is translating the literature to the classroom.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer Wilhelm
    • 1
  • Ronald Wilhelm
    • 2
  • Merryn Cole
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of STEM EducationUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Teaching and LearningUniversity of Nevada Las VegasLas VegasUSA

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