Research in the School of Education

Black British Intellectuals and Education: multilingualism's hidden history

The School of Education is one of the largest research-led schools of education in the UK with a distinguished reputation for excellence. There are four research centres in the school and a number of research groups which are based within the departments. The school also provide opportunities for Postgraduate Research and runs a Visiting Scholars programme.  

For further Information on our school research please contact our dedicated College Research Support Office (CRSO)

Centre for Higher Education Equity and Access (CHEEA)    Centre for Research in Race and Education (CRRE)    The Jubilee Centre for Character and VirtuesThe Centre for Research on Multilingualism (MOSAIC)

 

Departmental Research

Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) 

Interdisciplinary Research in Histories of Education and Childhood (DOMUS)

Visual Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR)

Research Projects

Current and recent

A Journaling Pilot Project to Enhance Future-Mindedness (The My Character project)
Description
Self-reflection on character can be stimulated by carefully-planned social interactions. Two new interventions, a social networking website and hard-copy journal, designed to enhance future-mindedness, were created, piloted, researched, and then scaled up. The research (2011-2014) was funded by the Templeton Foundation.
Barriers to access: why some children with albinism in Malawi are not attending school
Description
This British Academy funded study (Sept 2012 - May 2014) builds on previous research in Malawi by Dr Pat Lund from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in Coventry University and Dr Paul Lynch from the School of Education. This project aims to identify the key determinants preventing young people with albinism from accessing education in five rural villages in northern Malawi.
Creative writing workshops
Description
The creative writing workshop project which will run until 2014 is designed to provide a counterpoint to a dominant discourse around the teaching of writing in the secondary English classroom that emphasises product as opposed to process and that values genre and technique above content.
Cultural Intermediation: connecting communities in the creative urban economy
Description
This AHRC funded project will run from 2012 - 2016. It will aim to discover how the value of cultural intermediation can be captured and how this activity can be enhanced to create more effective connection between communities and the creative economy.
Early childhood development and education for young children with visual impairment in Malawi
Description
This research, funded by Sightsavers (2012-2014), will be looking at parents'/carers' attitudes, beliefs and behaviour towards their children with visual loss in Malawi
Evaluation of the future in-sight project
Description
This research, funded by the RNIB (2013-2018) is an evaluation of the Future In-Sight project which aims to support partially sighted and blind young people as they move from compulsory education into independent adulthood.
Experiences of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) on people with sensory loss
Description
This project (2014-2015) funded by RNIB, the Thomas Pocklington Trust, and Sense explores the experiences of the DLA to PIP policy change for people who have a visual impairment or a dual sensory impairment (deafblind).
Exploring conceptions of financial literacy in the European VET context
Description
FLin€VET is a partnership project which aims to advance the development of a sustained and shared framework of Financial Literacy and its core components in the context of European Vocational Education and Training (VET). It will run from 2012-2014.
Failing schools in South Africa: A case of defeatism in school leadership
Description
In collaboration with the Vaal University of Technology in South Africa and funded by the local National Research Foundation (from 2010-2014), Professor Tom Bisschoff is leading a project on academy type schools for the ever increasing problem of failing schools in two of the nine provinces in South Africa.
Flexible Pedagogies: part-time learners and learning in higher education
Description
This research on part-time learners and learning in higher education was part of the research project Flexible Pedagogies: preparing for the future. The overarching research question guiding the project was: 'Why and to what extent might flexible pedagogies be promoted, and in what ways?'
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