Regional Educational Laboratories are publicly-supported organizations that do educational research and, as I’ve shared in the past, will do free research for educators who have specific questions (see Send An Ed-Related Research Question To One Of The Regional Educational Laboratories – And They’ll Answer It!).
I’ve also previously-shared some research they did for me on the difference between collaborative and cooperative learning (see “Ask A REL” Archives Are Some Of The Most Accessible Education Research Sites Around…).
They recently did some additional research on intrinsic motivation, and wrote a piece about it (where they also shared the research they found). Check it out at From the REL West Reference Desk: How an Ask-a-REL Memo Helped Teachers Understand Student Motivation.
Thanks to Elizabeth Burr for her help!
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