Welcome to the Sheffield Institute of Education Blog. The Institute draws together a unique store of expertise and insight into every facet of education; from the very earliest stages of development, through compulsory education to engagement with Higher Education. This expertise is informed by the research we do both within the departments and within our research centre. Research which creates new knowledge, challenges current concepts and establishes foundations for policies.

Our blog forms one channel through which we will share our thinking. Our intent is not to present a single perspective on any issue but rather to allow our range of expertise to have voice,

  • voice to challenge
  • voice to critique
  • voice to promote thought about current issues

We will always endeavour to suggest ways forward within our blogs and ways to collectively enhance education at every stage and every age. We hope you enjoy our blogs and we would welcome your feedback on any of them and contribution to future blogs.