Why Is Research Important for Teachers?
I have heard people saying that experience is the best teacher. Your own experiences and experiences that other teachers, administrators, and experts share with you will make you a better teacher. We all get a great deal of knowledge from personal experience. We ‘generalise’ from what we observe and frequently turn memorable encounters into lifetime conclusions. But how valid are these conclusions? Sometimes we misinterpret what we see and hear. We cannot be totally objective. We may become a victim of bias. One way to clarify any situation is to research into it. Research is a valuable source of information about the teaching and learning process.