Research centres and groups

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Our world-leading research is organised into different research centres and groups, led by staff who are experts in their respective fields, whose projects and publications have influenced policy and practice on a national and global scale.

Collective for Curriculum, Pedagogy and Policy

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.

Find out more about the Collective for Curriculum, Pedagogy and Policy group

Centre for Digital Education

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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Centre for Language Education Research

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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ICY: Inclusion, Childhood and Youth Research Centre

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.

Find out more about ICY: Inclusion, Childhood and Youth Research Centre