Centre for Teaching, Learning and Curriculum (TLC)

The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Curriculum (TLC) is concerned with questions relating to education in schools, universities, community and out-of-school contexts, including a focus on issues of social justice. We research the learning of individuals, groups and systems from a range of perspectives, including practitioner research.

Our areas of research

  • subject pedagogy
  • school leadership
  • teacher education
  • professional learning
  • teacher educator learning
  • neuroscience and education
  • technology and education
  • the climate emergency/global challenges and education

The centre benefits from methodological diversity alongside common interests in de-colonisation and indigenous pedagogies and perspectives.

A key aim of the Centre is to provide a space for the sharing of ideas and expertise, promoting joint writing and joint research bids.

The Centre is a home for many doctoral students in the School of Education.


Centre directors
Alf Coles
Alison Oldfield
Simon Brownhill
Rachel Helme
Michael Rumbelow
Centre members
Centre planning team
Alf Coles
Alison Oldfield
Simon Brownhill
Janet Orchard
Lucy Kelly
Lorna Smith
Michael Rumbelow
Aehee Ahn
Victoria Bowen
Nako Abdullah
Hsin-Chi Huang

TLC blog

Visit the TLC blog, where you can find out about all of the latest centre activities.

TLC Events

Recent and upcoming external-facing events hosted by TLC.

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