Our aim is to improve teaching and learning for the benefit of the whole of society. We investigate factors that advance pedagogic theory, building on the traditions of local, regional, national and international research. We influence policy and practice in the following areas: Pedagogy
Research ThemesRelated Disciplines
Affective Issues in Learning and Teaching Assessment; emotion, empathy, cognition and achievement; human relationships; identity; learning environments; moral education; social deprivation
Pedagogy and Critical Thinking in Specific Subject Areas Action research; children's literature; computing and information technology; creativity; design technology; employability; language learning; ‘race’ and intercultural learning
Professional Education and Development Health professional education; teacher education; teaching; police and business ecuation

Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training (CETTs) are networks of partnerships of organisations involved in Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and continuing professional development (CPD) in the further education (FE) system. SUNCETT is the Centre for Excellence at the University of Sunderland.

Examples of life-changing research at Sunderland

Evaluating the impact of OFSTED inspections read more ...

Creative writing software for young learners' read more ...

Supporting student progress in disadvantaged areas' read more ...

Exploring learning in Key Stg 3 Science through a musicians’ lens read more ...