UCL Centre for Knowledge Exchange and Impact in Education
Advancing theory, empirical research and practice in the area of knowledge exchange and impact in education (KE-I).
In education, KE-I is now seen as vital to school/school system improvement. The aim of the centre is to facilitate the development of applied KE-I projects that seek to foster effective KE-I through a systematic and iterative process of research, design, test and evaluation. The result is an evolving KE-I ‘tool-kit’ that can be used to improve KE-I efforts, as well as the development of a rich theoretical base that builds knowledge about what makes effective KE-I.
The centre also focuses on developing both research and enterprise income streams in the area of KE-I/through KE-I activity.
- Research themes
The field of ‘knowledge exchange and impact’ is focused on how research knowledge can be harnessed and used in order to effect positive change.
In education KE-I is now seen as vital to school/school system improvement. This has led to the funding and development of a multitude of approaches that seek to foster the exchange of educational research, as well as facilitate its use by teachers, schools, policy-makers and others. These approaches range in terms of the level of interaction that is required of them, the scale at which they operate, and their resource intensity.
Despite this emphasis, there are currently no definitive and proven ways to achieve KE-I. In part this is because there is limited understanding of the underpinning theories of action and the drivers of success or context-related factors that aid or hinder the effectiveness of existing approaches.
The centre will facilitate the development of applied KE-I projects that seek to fill this knowledge gap through a systematic and iterative process of research, design, test and evaluation.
- Our work
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