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Research

What Matters
We recently launched new project called What Matters, aiming to build new networks and relationships. What Matters is about collaboration - people working together to address the questions they think are important.
 

Our research

Much of the School of Education's research activity is organised through six different research centres. The centres also indicate areas of specialism for those interested in postgraduate research.

As a research community we are committed to undertaking and sharing our research so that our work makes a difference. We are interested in understanding 'what works' in education, and how we can improve educational practices and policy.

However, we locate these concerns within a broader set of questions about 'what matters'. What is the role of education in contributing to a more fulfilling, richer and socially just quality of life both for individuals and society?

Researchers in the School of Education draw on a wide range of research methods and traditions, and work with a diverse range of partners. Our partners range from teachers and community organisers in Nottingham through to national governments and international policy bodies.

The School of Education has a strong commitment to developing our discipline and offers a rich environment for those looking to undertake postgraduate research.

Professor Howard Stevenson, Director of Research

REF results

In the latest Research Excellence Framework:

  • we ranked 3rd in the UK
  • 84% of our research was considered 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' with 55% rated at the highest score
  • all of our submission relating to research impact and research environment was considered to be 'world-leading' - our school is the only education submission to achieve this
 

Our postgraduate research programme

 

Simon McGrath

Inspiring people

Simon McGrath

Lead of Sustainable Development

Simon McGrath is Professor of International Education and Development in the School of Education.

Read more about this researcher.

 

Research events

Not everything that counts can be counted - inquiry, interest and achievement

Date
28 February 2017 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
B35a Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus
Description
An LSRI learning lunch event

Supporting Children with Autism in Mainstream Schools

Date
01 March 2017 (16:30-18:30)
Location:
C42, Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus
Description
Part of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Seminar Series 2016/7

The Blockchain - the most over-hyped technology since the invention of hype?

Date
07 March 2017 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
B35a Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus
Description
An LSRI learning lunch event

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Research news

Learning for Sustainability in the Digital World

Description
New article from Professor Sarah Speight has been published in On the Horizon.
Date:
22 February 2017

Professor Geoff Wake talks mathematics, modelling and application of number

Description
The Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships have published an interview with Professor Geoff Wake.
Date:
20 February 2017

Staff shortlisted for Research in Literacy Education Award 2017

Description
Congratulations to Professor Chris Hall and Dr Susan Jones whose article has been shortlisted for the UK Literacy Association/Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award 2017.
Date:
16 February 2017

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School of Education

The University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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