Supports college staff to develop research skills that will enhance their practice and improve college and learner outcomesView the programme and register here
The ambitious new Trauma-Informed College Programme is aimed at facilitating the creation of a trauma-informed culture in every college in Scotland.View the programme here
Step Forward is the CDN Research and Enhancement Centre’s new action research programme. Its purpose is to enhance practice across our colleges and develop the action research skills of college staff.View Step Forward here
Research Matters Podcast Series hosted by the CDN Research and Engagement Team, shines a light on new and existing Reserach taking place in the Scottish college sector.Tune in here
The CDN Research and Enhancement Centre hosts the Colleges Action Inquiry Research Network (CAIRN) Journal.
The Journal aims to be an important voice in the scholarship of the Scottish college sector. It aims to provide a forum to disseminate innovation, knowledge and critical insights through a variety of scholarly submissions from active researchers in colleges.
You can find out more and read previously published articles on the Journal’s web page below.
Latest blog ‘Supporting colleges to support some of their most vulnerable learners?‘ written by Neale Gardiner, CDN’s Senior Manager: ResearchRead More
College Development Network (CDN) has launched an ambitious new programme to facilitate the creation of a trauma-informed culture in everyRead More
To coordinate existing research and enquiry work in an easily accessible central location to allow key recommendations and themes to be displayed and explored
To drive new research and enquiry in the Scottish college sector – ensuring it is relevant, applicable and useful
To drive the improvement work emerging from the research, ensuring that the findings of any research are taken forward in a collaborative way for the enhancement of college progress and student success
We will provide an information hub for existing published research relevant to Scotland’s colleges, keeping it up-to-date and drawing out key themes
We will provide a framework for proposing new research and enquiry work, supporting and commissioning original research where appropriate
We will support and drive the enhancement work arising from the research, working with networks and short-life working groups
We are a small team dedicated to driving research and enquiry activity in Scotland’s colleges, to enhance performance and student success.
Head of Leadership, Governance and Research (Mat Leave)
Fellow and Associate Director at CDN
This resource brings together links to the wide range of research relevant to the college sector in ScotlandView College Sector Research here
The Centre maintains a pool of Research Associates to support its work.View Research Associates here
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