This page shows the projects that we are currently undertaking. You can follow us on Twitter for updates on current projects.
By John Traxler, Marguerite Koole, Shri Footring, Matt Smith The Tawaw (www.tawaw.org) project is led by Marguerite Koole from the University of Saskatchewan, Shri Footring, an independent consultant, and Matt Smith and John Traxler at the University of Wolverhampton. It is early days so this is just an outline of our thinking and progress to date. It grows out of Marguerite’s work in language app development with Indigenous
Deep dive on Career Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) and employer education/provider relationships in Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire
Funded by Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local enterprise Partnership’s (SSLEP) Skills Advisory Panel (SAP), the aim of this project is to review current employer and education provider relationships in terms of the provision of work placements for CEIAG and broader skills programmes. It is also examining determine how education providers and employers work together.
Academic (un)belonging and the neoliberal university: A comparative institutional case study of postgraduate researchers’ experiences at two English universities
The aim of this research is to explore the lived experiences of academic (un)belonging among a diversity of PGRs across pre-92 and post-92 (‘new’) universities in England and how these relate to conceptions of the neoliberal university, with a particular concern with the experiences and inclusion of minority ethnic and international groups.
This is the second Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded Human Data Interaction project run by Education Observatory.
The status of Comparative International Education (CIE) in Education Studies degrees
The impact of COVID-19 on access and (in) effective support of the school food voucher scheme
Funder: Birmingham City Council
Lead researchers: Dr Sal Riordan and Dr Zeta Williams-Brown
Professor John Traxler and Matthew Johnson of the Education Observatory are working with the British Council to help shape digital learning across Southern Africa. This important research project aims to help enhance learning for thousands of digital users across Southern Africa in a time where educational exclusion is increasing due to the Covid-19
This is a collaborative, exploratory regional project. It aims to facilitate cross-sector debate with local agencies, companies and consortiums on the inclusion of appropriate training in digital skills plans, to help learners to make informed decisions on sharing their data.
Professor Petar Jandric, from Zagreb, Croatia (Visiting Prof at Education Observatory) and Professor Sarah Hayes are co-editing a set of ca 80 Covid-19 testimonies from academics around the world for publication in the Springer journal: Postdigital Science and Education The first set of testimonies were gathered in March-April 2020, just as the lockdown was imposed in many countries. Follow-up
An innovative research project led by the University of Wolverhampton to transform the teaching of languages in Palestine.
Professor John Traxler will undertake vital research which looks at the educational challenges faced by COVID-19
The purpose of the study is to produce a comprehensive and accurate picture of the Progress 8 gap between disadvantaged students and their peers in English secondary state schools.
These annual reports consider education in the Black Country holistically and broadly. It moves from early years through compulsory and post-compulsory education, addressing key issues such as mental health and special educational needs and disability along the way, and concludes with a look at possible futures.