Research in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning Research in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning

The School of Education and Lifelong Learning has a longstanding international reputation in applied research. We work actively to advance interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches to education, and collaborate with researchers from a broad range of disciplines to explore issues around participation, engagement and social justice.
Our established research areas are Literacy and Development and Mathematics Education with additional work in other research areas.
The Centre for Applied Research in Education (CARE), which pioneered action research in education in the 1970s, remains a valuable resource for methodological debate, impact strategies and innovation for the School's research groups.
We were ranked 14th out of 82 schools of education in the Research Assessment Exercise in 2008 (RAE2008) and our researchers' work is disseminated at national and international levels. The impact of our research is extensive, both within schools and educational institutions and beyond. 
The School offers a supportive and vibrant environment for our postgraduate research students, who play a vital role in our research community.

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