Members of the Department of Teacher Education have an impressive track-record of commissioned and funded research project success and publication through the medium of research reports, monographs, books, book chapters, articles in leading international peer-reviewed academic journals and in key professional journals.
The Department hosts one dedicated Research Centre, the Centre for Research in Medical and Dental Education (CRMDE)
Examples of departmental research include:
Generalisability analysis of PACES
PACES is the Part 2 Clinical Examination for Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP(UK)). It is designed to test the clinical knowledge and skills of trainee doctors who wish to enter higher specialist training (ST3). In collaboration with MRCP(UK) and Professor Chris McManus, University College, London, statistical analyses are being undertaken of anonymised test data. This is employing MCMC multilevel modelling to estimate sources of unreliability of PACES using a Generalisability framework.
Learning Study and Variation Theory in teacher education
Members witihn the department of Teacher Education have begun a project to explore Learning Theory and Variation Theory in teacher education both in initial teacher education and continuing professional development.
Learning Study has been shown to be highly effective in improving teaching and learning in Hong Kong and Sweden and this is going explored in the English context, initially within Science at Secondary level. Find out more....