Research Networks are flexible groupings of academic staff who are interested in, excited by or wish to explore the development of a research topic which crosses the natural boundaries of existing Research Centres.
Network activities may be locally, nationally or internationally-based and include reading groups, seminar series, generating research proposals and publications.
Mathematics Education Research Network (MERN)
The Mathematics Education Research Network provides a unifying grouping for members of the SoE who work in the area of mathematics education. MERN connects diverse research within mathematics education, with a common focus on learning. Areas of interest include: new technologies, teacher development, assessment, language and multilingualism, classroom culture and algebra.
Language, Literacies and Education Network (LLEN)
The Language, Literacies and Education Network (LLEN) brings together a diverse and interdisciplinary group of scholars using a range of methodological approaches and working from cognitive, social, cultural and ideological perspectives to interrogate educational challenges on a national/international scale. Of importance to this work are our civic and diverse educational partnerships that allow us to address the societal inequalities that are reproduced within educational systems.
Educational Futures Network (EFN)
The Educational Futures Network (EFN) brings together those explicitly working on education and sustainable futures across the School of Education to share and develop theoretical expertise and empirical insights on the relationship between education and the future, and to develop methodological expertise for engaging students, staff and partners in thinking about and working ‘on’ futures in education. This includes, but is not limited to those looking at technological development, neuroscience, climate change, aging, education and international development research, peace and conflict studies, racial justice, feminist perspectives, and educational responses to crisis.