IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Centre for Teachers and Teaching Research

Researching how best to prepare teachers as agentive professionals.

Director: Professor Caroline Daly

About us


We support teachers to become part of an agentive teaching profession, through research and development that is focused on professional learning and practice within their contexts.

Our aims are to enhance the capacities of teachers as expert professionals who can impact on inequalities. To achieve this the centre works in collaboration with teachers and teacher educators through:

  • Researching teaching and teacher education that addresses social, economic and environmental inequalities. 
  • Building capacity for critical research engagement in teacher education.  
  • Deepening theoretical understanding of teaching and teacher education in complex contexts.  
  • Providing research-informed high quality professional learning for teachers through courses, support and resources.

The centre helps prepare the teaching profession to meet the complex challenges that demand highly skilled and deeply knowledgeable teachers. Our work enables teachers to meet the needs of learners today and in the future, in local communities and across global challenges for education systems.




Advisory group


Our research

Sponsored projects

Our portfolio includes:

Seed funded projects

In the academic year 2021/2022 we are seed funding eight research projects which support the centre's aims:

Collaborations and related projects

Journal 'Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice'

Along with our colleagues in the UCL Centre for Educational Leadership, the Centre hosts the Taylor and Francis journal Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice

The journal publishes research on teacher education, professionalism, values, evaluation and professional development, and teaching theory, practice and policy.

Seminar series

CTTR hosts the Educating Teachers Matters seminar series with the Department for Learning and Leadership (DLL). The series explores core issues in innovating teacher education for higher education institutions and their provider partners.