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The Teaching and Learning in Schools Research Group (TALIS RG) incorporates research into teacher education and development, professional studies as well as classroom teaching and learning. TALIS RG members teach on many programmes in the School of Education especially in teacher education. Numerous funded research projects are ongoing in such areas as Mathematics and History education, classroom differentiation and the changing role of the teacher educator.

The group members’ research interests include for example, the creation of online communities for the professional development of teachers, the benefits of school field visits, digital literacies and school department learning cultures. A number of doctoral students in the School also research in these areas as well as focusing on professional learning and the role of the student teacher, the school mentor and the school middle leader. Curriculum interests are also represented, for example the status of school subjects.

TALIS RG also provides a research focus for the partnership work currently undertaken and in development with the School of Education partnership schools. A focus on what teachers do and how they do it naturally provides linking opportunities for TALIS RG activities with practitioners in our extended community.

TALIS RG holds regular seminars and research sharing events throughout the year. Please email the TALIS RG Director and see university listings for further details.

Alaster Scott Douglas
Director of TALIS RG