School of Education

Research

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.

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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. 

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Research centres

Six research centres are hosted within the School of Education and much of the research portfolio is aimed at having a real impact upon learners, organisations and educational systems.

Juliet Thondhlana

Researcher profile

Juliet Thondhlana is an Associate Professor and a member of the Centre for International Education Research. Her research focuses on education and migration.

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Seminars and events

The School of Education runs a series of seminars and events, some focus on general education issues but most relate to the more specialist interests of the school's research centres.

 
 

Latest research news

Viva congratulations to Dr Bobby Whyte

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Researcher awarded PhD
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20 September 2021

Local Literacies in Early Childhood: Inequalities in Place, Policy and Pedagogy

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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
Date:
23 August 2021

How Academy School Groups Defied their Business-Focused Reputation to Help Students in Lockdown

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Professor Christopher Day discusses the findings of an ongoing research project in The Conversation.
Date:
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.
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Society impact studies

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Empowering vulnerable communities to fight Covid-19: the case of Zimbabwe

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Evaluating the risk of labour exploitation among migrant workers in the UK during Covid-19

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Communicating with Generation Z

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School of Education

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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