Teaching CouncilFrom 1 September 2013, the Teaching Council is providing all registered teachers with free access to the EBSCO Education Source package. The facility is being introduced on a pilot basis for one year. EBSCO Education Source is a collection of over 1,700 journals, a selection of eBooks and additional research resources the field of education.

This project is a response from the Teaching Council to a call from teachers for easier access to research and critical engagement with research. The project also reflects the Council’s Policy on the Continuum of Teacher Education which promotes teachers as enquiry-oriented, life-long learners and the Code of Professional Conduct which says that teachers should “inform their professional judgement and practice by engaging with, and reflecting on … learning theory [and] pedagogy…”.

The project will allow registered teachers to stay in touch with current research in education and pedagogy, thereby informing and enhancing their practice as educators. This should be of great interest especially to teachers engaging in post-graduate study.

For more information on this initiative, including instructions on how to access the research database, visit the Teaching Council website.