Research in Education

Research is central to the understanding and improvement of educational practices and outcomes. Our research focuses on issues of direct interest to educational practitioners and policymakers.

There are four Research Centres in the Department (see below). These provide an environment in which staff and students discuss research, generate and test ideas, and share expertise. We also carry out research on teacher recruitment and retention, and have expertise in systematic reviewing and research synthesis.

The Department has close links with the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) and the National Science Learning Centre (NSLC), both based on the York campus.

Centre for Innovation and Research in Science Education (CIRSE)

Carrying out research on a wide range of aspects of science, mathematics and technology education, in the UK and in other countries.

Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (CRESJ)

Focusing on equity, diversity and inclusion in relation to teaching, learning and achievement.

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Centre for Language Learning Research (CLLR)

Undertaking fundamental research on second and foreign language learning, applied research to understand and improve second language education, and research on languages use.

Psychology in Education Research Centre (PERC)

Innovative and applied psychological research relevant to education and educational settings with aim to conduct rigorous and broadly accessible research to the psychology and educational communities.

Education Staff Research Seminars

Staff Research Seminars Summer Term 2014 (MS Word  , 34kb)