transforming education

At the Carnegie School of Education we are committed to undertaking transformational and translational research of the highest quality and making a difference to people’s lives.

Mental Health on pupil progress

Adopting a wholly inclusive approach, our Research Centres and Research Groups provide the intellectual spaces to support all individual and collaborative ventures leading to specialisation and the creation, interpretation and dissemination of new knowledge, both pure and applied, as well as to share expertise in related areas across the institution and the wider communities it serves.

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In the Carnegie School of Education we house a vibrant and growing community of around 100 research students across a number of research degree programmes offered in our school. These programmes include the MRes, PhD and EdD and our students are a mix of part time and full time. Some students are also members of staff in the school. Others work externally at other universities or in a range of public sector and industry contexts and still others are working full time on their doctorates. Our students are funded in a variety of ways by scholarships from external bodies such as government, industry and research organisations, University and School scholarships and also self and employer funds. Our students come from a variety of countries. As such there is a richness of intellectual social and professional experience across our research student body. We see this as a very strong starting point for our commitment to dialogue and growth within our school’s research community. This rich diversity of experience chimes strongly with the Carnegie School of Education’s mission to put social justice at the heart of our practice underpinned by a commitment to inclusion through the creation of a space for dialogue and challenge in learning.

We carry our school’s commitment to diversity, innovation and social justice into the substantive areas and theoretical and methodological expertise developed across our research specialisms. We are proud of bringing a distinctively critical edge to our work in practice engaged research through these specialisms race, education and decoloniality, LGBTQ+ inclusion, coaching and mentoring, creativity and mental health where we are achieving a range of firsts nationally and internationally. Prospective candidates should explore the links to our various specialist areas represented in the links above to make connections to their own thinking in preparation for making a research application to us.

Working paper series

Carey Philpott Partner Research Working Paper Series
The theme of these working papers reflect the projects annually funded by the Carnegie School of Education, through which we support the development of educational practices which are informed by relevant, rich and context-sensitive research. Each project is designed to support educational decision-making and create positive impacts for children and young people, professionals and communities. 

The theme of these working papers reflect the projects annually funded by the Carnegie School of Education, through which we support the development of educational practices which are informed by relevant, rich and context-sensitive research. Each project is designed to support educational decision-making and create positive impacts for children and young people, professionals and communities. 

Volume 1 - March 2018

The Carnegie Teacher Researchers are invited to produce a working paper series based on their work as emerging teacher researchers. The principle audience is other teachers and school leaders interested in how practice-based small-scale research can make a difference in supporting a range of professional practices and learning. These papers allow teachers to add their voices to the evidence base.

The working paper series for CollectivED has been established at the Carnegie School of Education to bring together practitioners and researchers engaging with the complexities of mentoring and coaching. We aim to connect ideas, people and practices; drawing on, and contributing to, research, scholarship and enquiry from a range of educational settings. We are interested in how coaching and mentoring can be used to support all learners, whether they are professionals, children and young people, leaders, governors or other partners.

The working paper series for LGBTQ+ in Education explores issues and best practice related to the inclusion of those who identify as lesbian, gay, trans, queer or those who are questioning their identity. The series aims to illuminate the impact of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying on individuals and share approaches for fostering a culture of LGBTQ+ inclusion in education.

This working paper Series explores whole school approaches for developing positive wellbeing in schools for all members of the school community. Themes cover specific aspects of mental health and papers provide practitioners with an opportunity to share and showcase effective practice in schools.

The collection of papers in this first volume demonstrate that schools and other organisations are already undertaking a significant amount of work to improve children and young people’s mental health. The papers reflect a variety of practices across a range of contexts.

The working paper series for Race and Education aims to publish papers from practitioners, post-graduates and academics in the field of education - schools, further education and higher education - on race and racism. For example, anti-racist pedagogy, decolonizing the curriculum, classroom dynamics, institutional anti-racist transformation, student achievement, community involvement, building educational pipelines and women/men of colour in institutional leadership.

The working paper series for Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities in Schools explores the barriers to learning, participation and achievement for learners with specific needs. It aims to illuminate best practice by sharing strategies to facilitate inclusion. In addition, the series also provides critical commentary and updates on SEND policy.

Story Makers Dialogues are intended to connect artistic practice, policy, education and research. They are written with a diverse audience in mind: artists, teachers, academics, students, children, members of grassroots and community organisations, advocates, influencers and policy makers at all levels.

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