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