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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

Middle School Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs and Goals regarding GeoGebra: four cases from the Turkish republic

Date
23 May 2017 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
B35a Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus
Description
This is part of the LSRI Learning Lunches Series

Negotiation of Contradiction in Multicultural Group Learning

Date
30 May 2017 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
B35a Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus
Description
This is part of the LSRI Learning Lunches Series

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Research news

Harnessing the power of collaboration: time for collective learning to speak back against corrosive competition

Description
New editorial by Professor Howard Stevenson published in Professional Development in Education.
Date:
18 May 2017

Malcolm Swan Obituary

Description
Obituary for Malcolm Swan
Date:
09 May 2017

First UK Win of the William J Davis Award

Description
Congratulations to Professor Christopher Day, Professor Qing Gu and Professor Pam Sammons, who have been awarded the prestigious William J Davis Award
Date:
03 May 2017

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School of Education

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