The School of Education is highly regarded within the education community and has a strong presence through local and global professional networks. As a research-led centre for excellence, we are recognised for our high quality and innovation in teaching and research. We view education as having a vital role to play in a developing society, whilst facing many challenges arising from political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and technological changes taking place. We provide a critical space within which to address these challenges with our students and facilitate the generation of ideas that enhance the role of education in a range of contexts. Through our research and teaching programmes we are well placed to support those who want to make a difference in the world.
In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) the School of Education was rated number one in Scotland and number thirteen in the UK for the quality of our research.
We are first in Scotland for Education as published in The Times Good University Guide, 2012 and The Guardian University Guide, 2012 and second in Scotland in The Independent Complete University Guide, 2012.
Laboratory for Educational Theory seeks to provide opportunities for the systematic exploration of the roles of theory in educational research and educational practice, and of the specific nature of educational theory as theory of and for education.
Professional Practice, Education and Learning is an International Network for Research at the University of Stirling.