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. Feelings of change: alternative feminist professional trajectories

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. Being children: children’s voices on childhood

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Dangerous education: the occupational hazards of ‘transgender education’

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  1. Technology and Human Flourishing

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

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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. Engaging Community-School Partnerships

    Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)Knowledge Exchange (Services / Consultancy)

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  1. Rector’s Scholarship for International Degree Student

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. Learning Technologist of the year - 2010

    Prize: National/international honour

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