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  • New part-time, online MA in Technology Enhanced Learning

    The Department of Educational Research – which is ranked 5th in the UK and 36th in the world in the 2019 THE World University rankings by subject - is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting and innovative online MA in Technology Enhanced Learning.

  • Melis Cin, Jo Warin and Nicola Ingram

    Three new books published on gender and education

    Three academics from Lancaster University’s Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education have authored recent volumes in Palgrave’s Studies in Gender and Education Book Series.

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    Educational Research ranked 5th in UK and 36th in World in 2019 THE World University Rankings

    The Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University has attained its highest position to date in THE World University Rankings by subject: 5th in the UK and joint 36th in the world.

  • Best paper award presentation to Irene Hayden by Niels Barrett and Gareth Alexander

    Best Paper award for Lancaster PhD student

    A Lancaster University PhD student has been awarded the Taylor & Francis Award for Best Paper at the 7th International Congress on Architectural Technology 2018.

  • Preschool male teacher with children

    ESRC project investigates why only 2% of preschool staff are male

    Currently only around 2% of the UK's early childhood education workforce (ECE) are male - a figure that has remained stubbornly resistant to change for several decades. Now researchers at Lancaster University’s Educational Research Department are to investigate, both internationally and in the UK, how men are recruited, supported and retained in the ECE workforce, as teachers and carers for preschool children.

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    New Visual Literacies MOOC

    Join a new MOOC - Visual Literacies: Exploring educational practices and technologies which starts on April 23rd 2018

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    Borders and Boundaries 2018: Debating the limits and possibilities of Education

    The Department of Educational Research invite international speakers every summer, and this year we are opening the event up to invite critical interdisciplinary scholars to engage in a range of events which bring together our three research centres. This year’s theme is Borders and Boundaries, which will be unpacked by our internationally renowned speakers and a programme of conference presentations on July 3rd and 4th at Lancaster University.

  • New books from Educational Research academics 2017-8

    Book bonanza for Department of Educational Research

    The hard work of academic staff from the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University seems to have paid off with eleven new books published recently or about to be published in 2018.

  • Current and former members of staff and a current student at the Educational Research 50th anniversary event

    50th celebration for Educational Research

    Students, alumni, friends, and current and former staff gathered at Lancaster University on September 22nd 2017 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Department of Educational Research.

  • Visitors from universities in the Tianjin region of China.

    John Taylor welcomes visitors from Tianjin Municipality, China

    In August 2017, the Department of Educational Research organised a one-day course on Quality Management for Internationalisation in Higher Education for a group of visitors from universities in Tianjin Municipality, China.