R&D IN TEACHING, LEARNING & LEADING
ECIS is curating research partnerships between member schools and our higher education members, leading to benefits for all our schools when it comes to what is working (and what is developing) teaching, learning, and leading. Not only do we connect universities with member schools in order to conduct university research projects, we also identify our school’s research desires to universities, in order to secure university research assistance in undertaking school-identified research needs. Each partner gains deep insights, and international education wins through the publication and/or sharing of the research findings.
Being a Level 2 or Level 3 member school sends a message that a school desires to place itself at the forefront of research and development, and benefits a member school by positioning it as innovative and impactful, in terms of its academic programme. That kind of positioning translates into an enhanced value proposition for parents and all community stakeholders.
IT’S ABOUT RELEVANCE
Ultimately, it’s about relevance of the school, as well as the university. Is the school relentless about positioning itself at the forefront of teaching and learning, and is the university just as relentless about remaining relevant in terms of the impact of its research? Our member schools’ settings, curricula, pedagogical methods, cultures, and languages mean that a research project will be rich and diverse. The findings from these projects stand to advance education as a whole, and that is an intentional aim of our research and development hubs.
Member School image: International Bilingual School of Provence