Research students in the school have recently successfully completed theses leading to the degrees of MPhil and PhD. Research supervision is available in a number of areas, including childhood studies, rural education and pedagogic research.

Research Themes

The research themes within the Department include:

  • Pedagogic research including:
    • learning and teaching
    • subject knowledge and understanding
    • ICT assessment
    • assessment for learning
    • achievement
    • bilingual context
  • Childhood Studies including:
    • how children learn; gender studies
    • achievement
    • health and wellbeing studies
    • healthy schools
    • curriculum development in Wales and elsewhere in the UK
    • special educational needs
  • Rural Education including:
    • partnerships in education;
    • community education
    • National and local educational policy and the impact on small schools
    • 14-19 Learning Pathway
    • adult education