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.

6th Annual Teacher Researcher Conference

The 6th Annual Teacher Researcher Conference took place on 17 June 2017. Designed to enable the sharing of practitioner research to enhance children’s educational experience, develop pedagogy and embed a rich research culture in schools, promoting evidence-based practice, the event was attended by a record number of delegates: 80 teachers, senior leaders and education researchers from 45 schools, covering the full spectrum of secondary, primary and early years settings. Not bad for one of the hottest Saturday mornings of the year!

Check out the brilliant videos of all the presentations on our Partnerships page.

Check out the latest news from CTLR in the CTLR Newsletter: May 2017 [PDF 1.63MB]

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