Dr Carol Fuller study outdoor learning
Above: Outdoor learning: A research project being undertaken by Dr Carol Fuller
The Institute of Education conducts world-leading research in a number of areas, making an important contribution to the field. The quality of our research was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which placed the Institute of Education in the top quartile of Education Departments in the UK.
Over 80% of our research publications were rated as world leading or internationally excellent. The impact of our research on educational policy and practice in first and second language education was judged to be world leading. We are part of the University's Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism.

Our research is organised into the following themes:

Research themes

Language and Literacy in Education: First and Second Language Research Groups

Improving Equity and Inclusion through Education

A teacher asks questions of her classResearch Projects

We have a number of current and recent Research Projects associated with these themes, with findings of relevance to policy makers and practitioners. Highlights include:

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Primary Foreign Languages, funded by the Nuffield Foundation + Further information and resources for teachers.

LASAR (Learning about Science and Religion) funded by multiple funders + Resources for Teachers

Professional Development Consortium in MFL, funded by the ESRC

Outdoor Learning and impact on educational attainment and engagement. Funded by the Society for Educational Studies.

Details of all our projects can be found on our Research Projects page.

Research Students

The Institute has about 40 PhD students from the UK and abroad studying on both a full-time and part-time basis. Supervision is offered in the research fields described under the various research themes. There is a well-established Postgraduate Research training programme for research students with ESRC 1 + 3 recognition.

Research Activities & Bulletins

For further information please visit the ' Research Activities' page

Research Seminars

The Institute runs regular research seminars for student and staff development. In addition, we host a Public Lecture series, where renowned speakers present cutting-edge research. The lectures are free and open to anyone to attend. For information about our Public Lectures and other events, please visit Events At The IoE.


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