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LeARN: The Learning and Research Network

Research in schools by practitioners can empower professionals, raise the quality of teaching, contribute to broader school improvement and ultimately enhance outcomes for learners. This is why we set up the LeARN network.

LeARN aims to:

  • Build research capacity in schools through practical projects
  • Provide access to educational research that reflects the interests of participants
  • Share research outcomes among fellow professionals through our annual LeARN Conference and through the production of school-based research reports.

How it works:

Between eight and fifteen teachers, either from one school or across schools, meet to form an action research group that develops a range of research questions to explore. Researchers from the School of Education facilitate a programme of twilight sessions – typically four to six sessions within an academic year. The research projects are then shared via a practitioners’ conference at the university and/or school-based publications.

 Accreditation possibilities:

Research projects can be submitted as Masters level assignments against our CPD modules (15 or 30 credits). The total cost of this additional element will not exceed that of our current MA modules.

Interested? Contact Dr Paul Vare: