Research

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 two dedicated Research Centres, the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues which was launched on 16th May 2012 at the House of Lords, and the Centre for Research in Medical and Dental Education (CRMDE)

For further information, contact Professor Hywel Thomas h.r.thomas@bham.ac.uk

Research projects within the Department of Teacher Education include:

Gratitude Britain

Description
The Gratitude Britain research project encompasses the flagship research work of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues as well as a number of other research and development work. We aim to make the new Centre into a major international hub of interdisciplinary research into character, virtue and virtue education – research with both theoretical and practical applications.

The Honorable Virtues Project (Knightly Virtues)

Description
This educational program (running from 2012-2014) seeks to provide nine to eleven year olds with the chance to creatively explore great stories of knights and heroes and the virtues to which they aspired.

Torchbearers of Liberty

Description
This project (2013 - 2016) aims to produce a baseline formative and summative evaluation of young people and teachers to determine changes in their knowledge and attitudes and behaviours after participating in the Torchbearers of Liberty Programme.
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