Here in the School of Education at Aberystwyth University, we have a long history of working at the forefront of research in the field of education.

All our lecturers are active researchers and they use their research to inform their teaching. This means that you, our students, benefit from some of the latest thinking in the world of education.

Find out more about our staff's research in our Staff Profiles section. 

The School of Education research focuses on three key areas. Click on the tabs to find out more.

Research in teaching, learning and pedagogy

This research explores the following areas:

  • how learners learn
  • subject knowledge and understanding
  • ICT and learning
  • teachers and professional learning
  • curricuum development
  • assessment for learning
  • bilingual education.

Childhood Studies

This research explores the following areas:

  • how children develop and learn
  • gender studies
  • language acquisition and development
  • health and wellbeing
  • healthy schools
  • additional learning needs.

Educational policy

This research explores the following areas:

  • partnership and collaboration in education
  • rural education
  • workforce development in education
  • leadership in education
  • community education
  • national and local educational policy and the impact on small schools.