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 educational 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.
REF2014 has confirmed that our research is world class, with 77% of our publications being world leading or internationally excellent. 
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.
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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