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.

Evidencing Good Practice with Vulnerable Groups

Louise GazeleyCTLR is interested in building a group of practitioners and researchers to work together around evidencing good practice with vulnerable groups. The group will meet once a term to talk about current issues and share knowledge and ideas. If you would like more information about the group or are interested in taking part, contact Dr Louise Gazeley:

The next group will meet prior to the following event. Details tbc.

Date: 7th March 2016
Time: 4.30pm
Venue: Room G22, Jubilee
Speaker: Jacqui Shepherd, English Tutor, Department of Education, University of Sussex
Title: Student voices, visual methods and vulnerability: Young people with autism in transition

Latest News

CTLR Newsletter: Dec 2015Download the autumn term's CTLR Newsletter, featuring a spotlight on Lecturer Dr Rebecca Webb, details of events you may have missed, and upcoming ones that you don't want to ...


See details of CTLR's upcoming Open Research Seminars on our Research seminars web page. Don't miss the next events in the series:

Date:   7th March 2016
Venue: Room G22, Jubilee
Time:   4.30pm
Speaker:  Jacqui Shepherd, English Tutor (ITE), Department of Education, University of Sussex
Title:      Student voices, visual methods and vulnerability: Young people with autism in transition
Seminar Promo:       CTLR seminar promo: 7march2016 [DOC 189.00KB]  

Date: 18th April 2016
Venue: G22, Jubilee
Time: 4.30pm
Speaker: Dr Sue Lyle, Director of Dialogue Exchange, retired Head of CPD at Swansea Metropolitan University, and blogger
Title: Narrative, imagination, philosophy and the young child (age 3-6)
Seminar promo: CTLR seminar promo: 18april2016 [DOC 189.50KB]

Date: 25th April 2016 
Venue: 118, Jubilee 
Time: 4.30pm 
Speaker: Dr Julia Sutherland & Dr Jo Westbrook, Senior Lecturers, Department of Education, School of Education and Social Work, University of Sussex
Title: Fast and furious: Adolescents comprehending challenging texts
Seminar Promo:  CTLR seminar promo: 25april2016 [DOC 189.50KB]  

Featured publication

Contextualising Inequalities in Rates of School Exclusion in English Schools: Beneath the ‘Tip of the Ice-Berg’ by Dr Louise Gazeley, Dr Tish Marble and Professor Janet Boddy, School of Education and Social Work, University of Sussex 


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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