We have developed the Research Rich Pedagogies web site to build connections between our research and those supporting learning in schools, nurseries, teacher training providers and informal settings.
We aim to share our research findings in an accessible way and engage in dialogue about these ideas. Through this developing site we will be advancing understanding by sharing examples of research informed practice, hosting online debates, and highlighting key events. We hope you will feel inspired to contribute.
This site highlights research which fosters creative and innovative pedagogies. Initially we focus on three projects: Reading for Pleasure, Creative Little Scientists, and Digital Books. Within our Reading for Pleasure area you will be able to contribute to the site by uploading your own examples of research rich practice. In this way we hope the site will increase our knowledge of innovative pedagogies. And as the site develops more projects will be added, to expand into new topics and age phases.
All of our projects are located within the field of Education, where in the recent assessment of research excellence the Open University was ranked 2nd in the UK in terms of research power (which takes into account the quality of the submission and the number of people submitted). Our findings are grounded in robust evidence, are internationally influential and have significant impact on teaching and learning. You can find out about the wider research on education at the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET).