The School of Education's research is among the most significant and influential of its kind in the world. We are the sole UK partner in the Network of Academic Programs in the Learning Sciences, a network of postgraduate programmes under the International Society of the Learning Sciences.
The School of Education has a strong commitment to developing our discipline and offers a rich environment for those looking to undertake postgraduate research.
Our research takes an interest in understanding 'what works' in education, and how we can improve educational practices and policy. We locate these concerns within a broader set of questions around '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?
We organise our research through six different research centres and we have a diverse range of partners, from teachers and community organisers in Nottingham through to national governments and international policy bodies.
Latest research news
- Researcher awarded PhD
- 20 September 2021
- New book from Helen Victoria Smith discusses the importance of early literacy and the different ways that literacy resources offer support to parents with young children
- 23 August 2021
- Professor Christopher Day discusses the findings of an ongoing research project in The Conversation.
- 10 August 2021
In the latest Research Excellence Framework, 84% of our research was ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent, with 55% rated at the highest score.