University of Exeter
Grant Awarded 2018-19 £21,486
This Culham St Gabriel’s grant-funded project aimed to understand how teachers engage with research and how best to promote a ‘bi-directional relationship’ that draws upon the expertise of researchers and teachers. The project leaders aimed to gain a deeper understanding of the types of research, both subject specific or general educational research, that are used and the ways in which this is accessed, interpreted, and mediated by teachers of religious education (RE). Developing such understanding in the context of RE also makes a significant contribution to educational research and, crucially, will be of lasting value to the professional knowledge, confidence and autonomy of present and future teachers.