Research is at the core of Durham University. It shapes and inspires the disciplinary structure of our departments, several of which lead the UK - and even the world - in their fields. Research leads the content and development of our teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and creates new cross-disciplinary programmes through our centres and institutes. In partnership with policy-makers, industry, healthcare and education, Durham's cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural research shapes local, national and international agendas.
Links to recent research highlights and to the Research Office and other units and schemes that support our research can be found on this page.
Forthcoming research seminars
Research Seminar: Professor Gordon Kirk, University of Edinburgh
Identifying Accomplished Teaching
What are the attributes of accomplished teaching? How might these qualities be identified and assessed? The seminar will examine the proposals now under consideration for master teachers in England, in comparison mainly with the Standard for Chartered Teacher in Scotland and the the work of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in the USA. There will be an opportunity to explore a number of related issues: the distinction between successful teaching and good teaching; the value of a standard of accomplished teaching; the location of professional leadership in teaching, in the absence of a General Teaching Council; and the role of universities in recognising accomplished teaching, given the Coalition Government's commitment to empower schools to take the lead in the education and professional development of teachers.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this event.
Visit Durham's brand new research microsite - Breakthrough - for examples of our latest research, outstanding achievements and research grants.