Providing access to research is in keeping with the Council's consideration of teachers as enquiry-oriented, life-long learners (Policy on the Continuum of Teacher Education 2011) The Code of Professional Conduct (2012) further highlights how teachers should ’inform their professional judgement and practice by engaging with, and reflecting on … learning theory [and] pedagogy’ (p.7).
The Research Library will allow registered teachers to stay in touch with current research in education and pedagogy, thereby informing and enhancing their practice as educators.
It provides registered teachers with access to:
- Full text for over 1,700 journals
- Indexing and abstracts for thousands of journals
- Full text for more than 500 books and monographs
- Full text for numerous education-related conference papers
- Citations for over 4 million articles, including book reviews
- Access to the Council's collection of eBooks.
The Research Library offers access to a wealth of material, but at times the full text of some articles is unavailable. This is most likely due to an embargo from the publisher. When full text is not available you may wish to:
- Use an open access database, a list of which can be found here
- Use other repositories or search engines such as Google Scholar, ResearchGate or Academia.edu
- Contact the author(s) directly - their details are available next to their name in the library record - see below
Teachers are invited to share ideas and engage in the ongoing conversation about research via the Council's #CROÍ hashtag.