Organization profile

Organisation profile

The School of 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.

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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 Carol Adie

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Ahmad Theyab M Alamri

Projects 2002 2024

Research Output 1992 2020

(Re)positioning the new college performance evaluation in China

Zhang, L., Sorrell, D., Adams, P. & Adamson, B., 26 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) Asian Voices in Higher Education. Savelyeva, T. & Gao, F. (eds.). Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

staff appraisal

Aboard the helicopter: from adult science to early years (and back)

Watts, M. & Salehjee, S., 18 Sep 2019, In : Early Child Development and Care. 190, 1, p. 21-29 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nursery Schools
Public Sector

A comparative study between a computer-based and a mobile-based assessment: usability and user experience

Nikou, S. A. & Economides, A. A., 18 Nov 2019, In : Interactive Technology and Smart Education. 16, 4, p. 381-391 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mobile devices
Personal computers


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 2021

European Early Childhood Educational Research Association Annual Conference

Lorna Arnott (Chair)
24 Aug 202127 Aug 2021

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

EDUCON2020 – IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (Event)

Stavros Nikou (Member)
27 Apr 202030 Apr 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Universal Individuals: National Education in a Globalised Age

Karsten Kenklies (Speaker), David Lewin (Speaker), Paul Adams (Speaker), Hei Hang Hayes Tang (Speaker)
10 Dec 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Edited book quoted at a UNESCO international forum

Yuchen Wang (Participant), Jeremy Knox (Participant), Michael Gallagher (Participant)

Impact: Policy and legislation, Professional practice, training and standards, Education, !!Social impacts, Public understanding, information and debate

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