The School of Education
The School of Education, which celebrated its centenary in 2011, is a largely post-graduate interdisciplinary department in the Faculty of Humanities with research activity across a number of important fields. These include studies in knowledge development and transfer (curriculum development, learning and acquisition, scientific literacy, maths, science and technology education, primary education), policy evaluation and support (evaluation studies, networks and partnerships, support services policy), studies in race, culture, identity and language, and adult education. A significant number of staff act as consultants to local and national government, to national commissions as well as to important education NGOs.
Attached to the School is the Schools Development Unit (SDU) and the Centre for Applied Language and Literacy Studies and Services in Africa (CALLSSA). The School is also closely associated with the Schools Improvement Initiative.
The School is one of the ten members of the International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes.
Research and research projects in the School of Education: