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.
The CDN Research and Enhancement Centre maintains a pool of Research Associates to support its work. Our Research Associates come from a wide range of backgrounds in colleges, universities and other sectors, but all share an interest in educational research.Discover more here
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Action Research: Four strands emerging from CDN’s Virtual College Expo 21 that will report in 2022: high impact learning in the classroom, institutional approaches to curriculum design, student experience, and professional learning
Pathways from Poverty: A report in collaboration with the Institute for Public Policy Research to be published early in 2022 on the role of colleges in tackling poverty through access to education and driving economic change
Leadership in COVID: A report on the leadership challenges faced by colleagues on our different leadership programmes during the pandemic and the leadership competencies required in all parts of our colleges
College-Based Higher Education: A report on the delivery of higher education in colleges in Scotland for publication in mid-2022
School-College Partnerships Phase 2: Following on from our ‘Co-Creating the Learner Journey’ report, the development of a School-College Partnership Toolkit and new action research projects focussed on innovative delivery of new partnerships
Sector reports overview: A summary of the key recommendations and over-arching themes from the major reports produced on the college and tertiary sectors in the past few years for ease of reference.
Discover the latest Research from around the college sector below: