This research theme focuses on projects that generate knowledge about how curricular subjects operate in schools and wider communities and the implications of this for teaching, learning, assessment and policy. We seek to understand the complex influences that increase curricula capacity and engagement by studying how curriculum practices relate to cultural, intellectual and social practices in and out of schools and nurseries.
Collectively and individually, the school and community-based research projects in this strand create the climate for theorizing how complex, often close-to-practice or developmental projects can advance knowledge and inform the work of educators and of the policy community. The approaches include both ‘theorising practices’ and ‘theory into practice’ but all make a meaningful contribution to the development and understanding of education policies, curriculum design and implementation, intervention, and assessment.
Staff working in this area: