Organisational unit: Department

Organisation profile

Education’s research strengths can be grouped into 3 overlapping areas and these are closely linked with our teaching and knowledge exchange activities:


Development of Professional Practice: This includes research into teacher education and teacher learning; early years professionals; leadership; professionals and families, professionals and autism and social and emotional development. 


Equity, Diversity and Social Justice: Research in issues of equity, diversity and social justice incorporates studies around poverty, gender, race and inclusion in addition to specific studies on refugee education, migration and diversity in teaching.


Learning, Teaching and Curriculum: Research in the School of Education relates to learning and teaching in the formal and informal curriculum, including early years pedagogy and lifelong learning.   Curriculum study includes languages, literacy, numeracy, creativity and creative arts, science education, technology and environmental and ecological education.   The School also has research strengths in philosophy with children, assessment, collaborative learning, transitions in education and higher education pedagogy.


  1. The future of humanistic psychology: autonomy, relatedness and competence

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. Literacy, language and wellbeing

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  3. Shaping agency through theorizing and practicing teaching in teacher education

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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  1. Feminist and Women Studies Association Conference 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of major conference

  2. Child Development (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal peer review

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  1. Improving Pedagogical Practice

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEducation, Professional practice, training and standards, Public understanding, information and debate

  2. Who gets to play? Investigating equity in musical instrument instruction in Scottish Primary Schools

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalCulture and creativity, Education

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  1. What about me? Supporting staff, supporting students

    Project: Internally funded projectResearch

  2. Impact Acceleration Account - University Of Strathclyde 2012 / R120526-244

    Project: Research - Internally AllocatedResearch (Internally Allocated)

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  1. Learning Technologist of the year - 2010

    Prize: National/international honour

  2. Outstanding Reviewer Award

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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