The Institute of Education and Society works in the academic, applied and professionally orientated fields of education and social sciences which have applications to professional practice, pedagogy and social and public policy. We also work in the academic fields of English, criminology, history, languages, politics and sociology. The Institute leads the application of research to teaching, research’s contribution to the Teaching Excellence Framework and the Faculty’s policy of research contributing directly and explicitly to teaching.
The Institute aims to provide a resource and infrastructure framework which will:
Our research helps solve the most challenging social, cultural, technical, and health-related problems and influences educational and pedagogical policy and practice. The Institute reflects the University’s Strategic Plan in our vision:
The research institute is led by Dr Lynne McKenna and houses two main centres for research activity in the Faculty: