The Future of Education

The School of Education is an active community of academic, student, and practitioner researchers committed to educational studies that make a difference. Our interdisciplinary and collaborative work aims to inform the improvement of thinking, practice, and policy across many educational contexts from schools and universities, to informal learning spaces, and theoretical debates.

Our researchers use qualitative and quantitative methods with a range of disciplinary perspectives to explore important questions about teaching and learning, inclusion and inequality, organisational cultures and institutions, educational futures, and the impact of educational research. 

Students may be able to learn from our academic researchers and be part of exciting new research projects that aim to challenge and improve current educational thinking and practice. From projects on multi-modal, practical, and performative learning among children, to studies on safeguarding academic freedom in European and African universities.

A significant focus for the School of Education is doctoral research, with between 70 - 80 students enrolled at any one time, undertaking research on a wide range of topics. You can visit a list of past theses online.

Lincolnshire Learning Lab

Lincolnshire Learning Lab is a group that has been established to help improve the learning of all children and the working environments for teachers within Lincolnshire.

One of the main aims of the group is to bring academic rigour and evidence-based research into the classroom by engaging the three key stakeholders – teachers, academics, and anyone involved or interested in the education system, such as parents and educational consultants.


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