Education research and expertise

Research and expertise

Our research is central to everything we do

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Research and expertise

Research is central to everything we do within the School of Education. We undertake research into educational policy and practice to inform practitioners and policymakers in the UK and globally. Our world leading research ranks in the UK Top 5, as assessed by the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Our research centres

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We investigate precarity, inequality and inclusivity in relation to children and young people’s lives and educational contexts (poverty, special educational needs and disability, health and well-being) bringing together expertise to inform and challenge policy and practice.

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Our research examines the overlapping themes of curriculum and pedagogy. A key research focus is the development and enactment of education policy around curriculum, pedagogy and assessment within formal education settings.

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We investigate innovation processes in education, in particular the way digital advancement is transforming education throughout the lifetime, across multiple contexts (formal education, informal learning, lifelong learning), and in various modes (online, blended).

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We examine the transformative potential of language education in current society and across diverse global and multilingual contexts (e.g. displacement, migration). Our research covers areas including academic literacies, teaching methodology, motivation, and language learning with new technologies.

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Our academic team is formed by a diverse group of experts who are dedicated to having a positive impact on society through their research and teaching.

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The School welcomes visiting scholars from other institutions around the world wishing to pursue their professional interests in a dynamic academic environment.

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Our student-managed journal is a place for research students to publish their work, and share their ideas and innovations with the wider educational community.

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The Research Students' Education Conference (RSEC) provides the opportunity for research students to present their work before an audience of their peers.

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