Organization profile

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.

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

teacher Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
school Social Sciences
pupil Social Sciences
Teaching Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
curriculum Social Sciences

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Paul Adams

Person: Academic

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Jillian Adie

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Ahmad Theyab M Alamri

Projects 2002 2021

Pushing Play into Primary 2 : Renfrewshire Council

Grogan, D.


Project: Knowledge Exchange

Pedagogy in the Early Years : Kings Park Primary

Grogan, D.


Project: Knowledge Exchange

Research Output 1992 2019

A micro-learning based model to enhance student teachers' motivation and engagement in blended learning

Nikou, S., 7 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) p. 1-6. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Blended Learning
student teacher
learning motivation

Approaching acids, bases and indicators inclusively

Essex, J., 16 Jan 2019, In : Education in Chemistry. February 2019, 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

primary school
evaluation research
university education


2015 Article of the Year, National Association of School Psychologists (US), School Psychology Review

Ian Rivers (Recipient), V Paul Poteat (Recipient) & Olivier Vecho (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

school psychologist
sexual orientation

Alumni fund award

Monica Porciani (Recipient), Apr 2017

Prize: Other distinction


Activities 1980 2019

Feminist Writing Retreat 2019

Yvette Taylor (Organiser)
4 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Focus on Family Estrangement Conference

Yvette Taylor (Member of programme committee)
17 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

External Examiner for MA Philosophy of Education

David Lewin (Examiner)
31 Aug 201930 Nov 2022

Activity: Examination typesExamination


Enhanced professional status and employment prospects of refugee teachers

Geri Smyth (Participant), Henry Kum (Participant), Ian Menter (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEducation, Professional practice, training and standards


Improving Pedagogical Practice

Effie MacLellan (Participant)

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