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Theory and Methods

A Brief, Critical Dictionary of Education

Provides a dictionary of terms commonly used within the UK education system.


University of Exeter initiative promoting research in schools, with details of how to take part.

Atlow Mill Centre

A residential centre in Derbyshire offering a range of courses in emotional education for young people and adults; also provides professional training.

BAICE - British Association for International and Comparative Education

Aims to support international and comparative studies in education; includes membership details, study opportunities, and information about conferences and publications.

BEI - the British Education Index

An independent subject and author index to the contents of significant education journals published in the UK, maintained to support the professional study of education.

BERA - British Educational Research Association

Supports educational researchers and promotes high quality research in education; includes details of events, publications, and special interest groups.

BESA - British Education Studies Association

A subject association for students, teachers and researchers in Education Studies within the UK. Includes a guide to university courses, with information about conferences, publications, and contacts.

Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology -

Contains information on the research projects currently underway at this Open University centre for educational research.

David Gribble

Founder of Sands School and a prominent expert in democratic education. Includes many articles and information on educational theories.

Education and Social Research Institute

A centre for applied educational research and evaluation based in Manchester Metropolitan University; offers a guide to their programmes and collaborations, conferences, and contacts.

Handheld Learning

Established to develop and support learning with mobile or ubiquitous technologies; provides a forum, details of events, and a library of articles, comment and resources.


Features an encyclopaedia of information education, including lifelong learning, social pedagogy and social action.

Learning to Lead

Training and consultancy organisation which uses a highly inclusive approach to education, created by students and teachers working together.

NFER - The National Foundation for Educational Research

The UK’s largest provider of research, assessment and information services for education, training and children’s services; provides a guide to projects and publications, and details of their services.

SHRE - Society for Research into Higher Education

A UK-based international learned society concerned to advance understanding of higher education through research and scholarship; with a guide to their publications, conferences, events, and networks.

Society for Educational Studies (SES)

Formed to advance scholarship, debate, and research in Educational Studies in the UK; with details of conferences and publications, grants and prizes, and contacts.

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