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.

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

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Date: Saturday 17 June
Time: 9am-1.30pm
Venue: Fulton Building, University of Sussex
Keynote speakers: Professor Michael Fielding, University College, London & Professor John Pryor, University of Sussex
Title: 6th Annual Teacher Researcher Conference 2017

Join us at the University of Sussex on Saturday 17 June for the free-to-attend 6th Annual Teacher Researcher Conference 2017 (coffee and registration 9.00-9.30am in the Fulton foyer). Teacher researchers on the Education MA will share their fascinating dissertation findings with teachers and educationists, exploring implications for practice, policy and theory. This event presents a great chance to network and exchange ideas with colleagues over a sandwich lunch, too!

Inspired by interactive formats in the Brighton festival, keynote speakers Professor Michael Fielding and Professor John Pryor will be in dialogue with delegates and each other on the themes of student voice, radical/democratic education, formative assessment and dialogic pedagogies.

Conference themes include

  • Innovative pedagogy and assessment in primary and secondary contexts
  • Approaches to improving learning in STEM and other subjects
  • Diversity, inclusion and social justice
  • Listening to voices, readers and writers
  • Enhancing transition from KS2-KS3

Please share conference details with school colleagues.

Promo: Teacher Researcher Conference 2017: promo poster [PDF 172.71KB]



For more details of these events and others that have already taken place this year, visit Research seminars.

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