Teaching and Learning
In this Section:
The Teaching and Learning Academic Group conduct research across four interrelated themes.
- Student learning
- Teacher education
- Educational change
- Digital learning
We focus our research into three specialist centres.
This is a new interdiciplinary centre which focuses on digital learning and innovation in education. It aims to inform and make a key impact on educational practice and policy in the UK and internationally.
We regularly host events with speakers from other universities, research councils, charities and governmental agencies in the UK and overseas.
CSSME research centre was established in 1971 and addresses the issues around raising attainment and engagement in science and mathematics education. The centre is part of the national and regional network of Science Learning Centres for England, through the White Rose Consortium, and has strong links with local schools.
The Centre for Digital Learning is new interdisciplinary hub focused on digital learning and innovation in education. It aims to make a key impact on educational practice and policy in the UK and internationally. The Centre is lead by Professor Neil Morris who also heads the University's Digital Learning Team who produce online learning resources through Youtube, iTunesU and more.
CPSE aims to:
- Advance the study of education policy
- Explore the relationship between policy, research and practice
- Contribute to knowledge and understanding about policy and policy making
- Link education policy research with a wide range of research users
CPSE is committed to making policy research and study accessible and inclusive. It brings together researchers in education, social scientists, policymakers and practitioners engaged in interpreting, evaluating and influencing the development of education policies.
We are a leading international centre for the promotion of research, teaching, and scholarship in science and mathematics education. Research within CSSME addresses issues around attainment and engagement by focusing on classroom-based learning and teaching, and evidence-informed design and evaluation of learning and teaching sequences. Researchers within CSSME also have an international reputation for examing the interface of policy and practice.
Our research impact includes ...
- developing national strategies for science teaching with the Department for Children, School and Families
- working with the BBC to produce 'Science Clips' to support primary science
- developing Curriculum Policy
- teacher professional development
- mathematical and scientific literacy
- editing of the interntional journal Studies in Science Education.
Academic staff from the group can supervise your doctoral studies.
Current Research Students
What kind of work do our research students do? You can see for yourself.
Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Our research informs the teaching for our wide range of taught postgraduate programmes.
We work in partnership with Red Kite to provide SCITT PGCE training at Primary and Secondary level.