School of Education and Social Work

Centre for Teaching and Learning Research (CTLR)

Welcome to CTLR

The Centre for Teaching and Learning Research (CTLR) is engaged with research on all aspects of learning and teaching in a wide range of educational contexts, official and informal. It places particular emphasis on schooling, transitions, equity and inclusion.

The Centre has exceptional expertise in professional learning, collaborative practitioner enquiry and in investigating the relationship between theory, practice and policy from Early Years to Higher Education contexts and settings.

Don't Miss ... 

Date: 3 February 2017 
Time: 9.15am-4pm 
Venue: University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton
Keynote Speaker: Dr Sue Lyle, literacy and early years specialist
Title: Early Years Conference 2017 - 'Stories from the Nursery: How our new understanding of young children can inform our practice'
Conference Promo: 
Early Years Conference Feb 2017 - promo poster [PDF 76.33KB]
To reserve your place, contact
NOTE: There is a minimal attendance fee of £50

Date:       4 February 2017 
Time:      10.30am-12pm 
Venue:    Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE    
Speaker: Dr Sue Lyle, Literacy and Early Years specialist
Title:        Storytelling and the Young Child
Seminar Promo: CTLR seminar promo: 4feb2017 [PDF 80.12KB]

Date:         7 February 2017 
Time:        5.30-7pm 
Venue:      English and Media Centre, 18 Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN    
Speaker: Dr Julia Sutherland, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Sussex
Title: A 'Faster Immersive' Read: Developing the reading comprehension of weaker, adolescent readers
For more details and to reserve a place at this free event, visit the EMC website.

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Download the CTLR Newsletter: December 2016 [PDF 1.47MB]

See past newsletters and Annual Reports at the bottom of the About us page.

Featured publication

Hampden-Thompson, G. & Galindo, C. (2016): 'School-family relationships, school satisfaction and the academic achievement of young people'. Educational Review


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Key Contacts

Professor Gillian Hampden-Thompson
Department of Education
School of Education and Social Work
Essex House
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton