Faculty Centres for Research and Teaching
The Faculty is home to six Research and Teaching Centres
The Cambridge Primary Review National Primary Network
The Cambridge Primary Review National Primary Network was launched in October 2010 to support and disseminate the work of teachers, researchers, teacher educators and others who wish to explore and build upon the ideas, findings and proposals of the Cambridge Primary Review, the most comprehensive enquiry into English primary education since the 1960s.
The Network also seeks to re-empower professionals after an era of control, prescription and compliance, capitalising on the professional freedoms promised by the coalition government elected in May 2010.
Centre for Children's Literature
Cambridge/Homerton Research and Teaching Centre for Children's Literature was established jointly by the Faculty of Education and Homerton College in 2009 to consolidate the long tradition of children’s literature which had earned both institutions a strong national and international profile for high quality research and teaching.
The main purpose is to create and maintain a research community of excellence.
The Centre offers courses of high esteem, conferences, seminars and workshops, as well as hosts visiting scholars. It collaborates with other national and international centres and institutions.
Centre for Commonwealth Education
The Centre for Commonwealth Education was established in the summer of 2008 and is funded primarily by the Commonwealth Education Trust.
The Centre is developing partnership programmes with countries of the Commonwealth which focus on initiatives linked to leadership and learning, teacher education and inclusive pedagogies. The Commonwealth Education Trust and the University have established the Centre within the Faculty to make a vibrant and long term contribution to primary and secondary education, and to initial and continuing teacher education, throughout the Commonwealth.
Centre for Education and International Development
The Centre for Education and International Development, established in 2008, seeks to explain patterns of access, quality and outcomes of education in developing countries, and to
demonstrate how they can be improved. The Centre's current focus is the Research Consortium on Educational Outcomes and Poverty (RECOUP) - a multi-disciplinary research team comprising seven institutions in India, Pakistan, Ghana, Kenya and UK, co-ordinated and led by the Centre. RECOUP is investigating how education affects the lives and livelihoods of people living in poorer communities in the South, and the policy interventions that might best support them.
Leadership for Learning
The Leadership for Learning Network brings together a group of academics and practitioners connected through their interest in and experience of learning, leadership and their interrelationship in education. The Network offers a programme of conferences, seminars, publications, consultancy and research and acts as an international portal for disseminating its own work and that of others within the area of leadership for learning.
Centre for Neuroscience in Education
The Centre for Neuroscience in Education, established in 2005, forms part of the Cambridge Neuroscience Initiative, benefiting from the University's status as world leader in basic and clinical neuroscience. This international centre of excellence is now based within the School of Biological Sciences on the Downing Site, Cambridge, although close research links continue to exist with colleagues in the Faculty of Education. Current research focuses upon literacy and dyslexia across languages, mathematical cognition and dyscalculia.