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Welcome to the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET). Established in 2004, CREET is an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary centre of excellence for educational research. Our world-leading research environment nurtures the development of field-defining contributions within the areas of: Childhood Studies, Education Futures, Languages and Applied Linguistics (including Literacies), and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).

CREET research blends intellectual originality and empirical rigour to deliver work that impacts both theory and practice. We undertake innovative, outward-looking participatory and collaborative research with learners (and those who support them) to secure beneficial impact on learning theory, practices, policies and public debates.

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  • EdD student awarded the AOUG 2016 Ted Castle Bursary

    We are pleased to announce that EdD student Tamsin Waterkeyn has been awarded the...

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  • New AHRC-funded Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) project: Language Acts and Worldmaking (2016-2020)

    To read about the Language Acts...

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  • Writing in professional social work practice (WISP). 

    A new 2-year ESRC-funded project started in October 2015
    The project is being...

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pioneer new approaches to teaching-learning and to supporting child development

enable learning through diverse media in a wide range of social cultural and disciplinary settings

lead debate and engage research users in dialogue and the development of ideas in education

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