Our research commitments

SHBIE offers the assurance that the depth of learning through its programmes and the relevance of its research will raise teaching standards and support effective school systems. For anyone considering a career in education, SHBIE promises a superb introduction through its Master of Teaching programme which is designed to be a world-class preparation for teaching. For those already engaged in education, SHBIE’s Master and Doctorate programmes will help to take their careers to the next level of performance and satisfaction. In addition, SHBIE offers comprehensive, school-based professional development consultancy. SHBIE provides a supportive, collaborative and stimulating international environment where all are able to achieve to the best of their potential.

SHBIE’s research strength is in design-based research in education, which involves the creation, enactment, and refinement of educational tools - curricular materials and instructional strategies – and the development of explanatory frameworks about the process of learning and the factors that support it. The outcomes of this research are of international interest. Design-based research combines theory and practice from a range of perspectives. Action research methodology involving teachers and researchers in developing systematic bodies of pedagogical knowledge offers the opportunity to contribute to the field of design while simultaneously improving the quality of national education systems for the 21st Century. All areas of the curriculum at all levels of the education system are available as contexts for study with SHBIE to develop reliable explanatory frameworks to improve the processes of learning and teaching.