The Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning Practitioner Research Fund is an initiative to support research by teachers and school leaders.
The fund enables small-scale research to promote innovation in global learning and school partnerships, inform best practice and build capacity at school level.
All Research Fund studies will be practitioner-led, with research support provided as necessary by Dr Fran Hunt and Dr Nicole Blum in the Development Education Research Centre (DERC), UCL Institute of Education. The studies should respond to a set of research questions, use recognised research methodologies and have a clear global learning or school partnerships focus.
While the studies should have a school focus, they need to have relevance outside of your school and reports should be written for a wider audience.
You can apply for the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning Practitioner Research Fund for support with research projects that:
- Support your professional development or are a personal challenge
- Focus on a personal area of interest
- Explore the impact of a global learning or school partnerships initiative on pupils’ learning
- Add to the global learning or school partnerships knowledge base
- Tie into another programme of study, such as MA level study.
First Call for Applications
The first round of applications is now open. Educators working in state-funded schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that have signed up to Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning can apply. The deadline for applications for this round is 19 June 2020, but we suggest that you submit an initial application for review and feedback in advance of the formal submission.
Further guidance is available from the Introduction and FAQ document and the Guide to Carrying Out a School-Based Research Study.
All documents are available for download at the bottom of this page.
For other queries or to set up an initial conversation, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org