Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The School of Education is a dynamic environment in which academics engage in a range of research and knowledge exchange which seeks to challenge and advance existing knowledge and practice in Initial Teacher Training and in early years, primary and secondary school settings. Research and knowledge exchange (RKE) are central to the School’s vision and ambitions, evidenced by our submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF), the development of research groups, a regular research seminar series, RKE training and mentoring, and developing our postgraduate researchers.

Colleagues bring a wide range of subject specific and age phase specific expertise, creating an engaging portfolio involving collaborations with regional, national and international partners including those in Scandinavia, Germany, Singapore, the USA and New Zealand.

Key themes in research and knowledge exchange include wellness and wellbeing; teacher and trainee identity(ies) and resilience; climate change education; faith education and spirituality and curriculum and pedagogy. Subject-specific research in the latter theme includes work on adaptive teaching, science education, literacy and literature, maths education and the long-established and influential Schools History Project.

The school is committed to creating a positive, engaging, and supportive research environment to nurture good research practice and a culture of research integrity in alignment with ‘The Concordat to Support Research Integrity.’ In so doing, we endeavour to maximise impact of our research to benefit stakeholders of education. 

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