New and continuing research projects
2017-2021

Project Title: Teaching equity and justice issues through a critical lens.
Project Directors: P.I. Johan Õhman (Örebro University), C.I.Louise Sund (Mälardalen University), Karen Pashby (MMU)
Amount: 4,500,000 SK (Swedish Krona)
Funder: Swedish Research Council
Duration: August 2018 - July 2021

Project Title: Odd: feeling different in the world of education.
Project Director: Rachel Holmes
Amount: £294,050
Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Duration: January 2018 - January 2021

Project Title: Realistic Maths Education
Project Director: Yvette Solomon
Amount: £736,322
Funder: Education Endowment Foundation
Duration: January 2018 - December 2020
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Project Title: The Sensory Nursery: The life-world of two-year olds in Nursery School. Martenscroft Longitudinal Study
Project Director: Christina MacRae
Funder: MMU Strategic Opportunities Fund
Duration: January 2017 - December 2020

Project Title: The emergence of literacy in very young children: place and materiality in a more-than-human world
Project Director: Abigail Hackett
Amount: £250,477
Funder: British Academy
Duration: October 2017 - October 2020

Project Title: KTP 11051 MMU and Quick Controls 2: Developing a grammar product based on the novel pedagogy of procedural priming?
Project Directors: Steph Ainsworth, Huw Bell
Amount: £90,459
Funder: Innovate UK
Duration: September 2018 - July 2020

Project Title: A project of applied philosophical inquiry into how doctoral supervisors conceptualise writing at doctoral level
Project Director: Chris Hanley
Amount: £815
Funder: MMU CELT SOTL
Duration: September 2018 - July 2019

Project Title: A project of applied philosophical inquiry into conceptualisations of doctoral work across institutions
Project Director: Chris Hanley
Amount: £561
Funder: Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain
Duration: May 2018 - May 2019

Project Title: Future literacies in secondary school English: Reading and writing speculative fiction
Project Director: Sarah E. Truman
Amount: $81,000
Funder: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada)
Duration: September 2017 - May 2019

Project Title: Scientix 3 Evaluation
Project Directors: Sarah McNicol, Cathy Lewin
Amount: £14,754 (€20,000)
Funder: European Schoolnet
Duration: July 2016 - March 2019

Project Title: Song Lines on the Road, Dance Steps on the move
Project Directors: Geoff Bright, Gabrielle Ivinson
Amount: £8,000
Funder: RKE Impact
Duration: March 2018 - March 2019

Project Title: Developing research into values education across formal and non-formal educational settings
Project Director: Jane McDonnell
Amount: £2,412
Funder: Manchester Met
Duration: March 2018 - March 2019

Project Title: Comics creation with people with dementia.
Project Director: Sarah McNicol
Amount: £10,510
Funder: Arts Council England
Duration: February 2018 - January 2019
Project Outline
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Project Title: Teaching for sustainable development through ethical global issues pedagogy.
Project Directors: Karen Pashby (MMU), C.I.Louise Sund (Mälardalen University)
Amount: £36,219
Funder: British Academy
Duration: January 2018 - December 2018
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Project Title: Learning Games
Project Directors: Nicola Whitton, Sarah McNicol
Amount: £7,500 (€8,400)
Funder: Erasmus plus
Duration: September 2016 - September 2018
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Project Title: Using Drama Strategies to teach English Language and European Values through Shakespeare.
Project Director: Dr Rebecca Patterson
Amount: £31,660
Funder: British Council
Duration: September 2016 - August 2018

Project Title: EAS Research Programme: The Cluster-Based Approach to School Improvement Planning
Project Director: Moira Hulme
Amount: £19,968
Funder: Education Achievement Service of South East Wales
Duration: February 2018 - August 2018

Project Title: Mathematics education project support
Project Director: Yvette Solomon
Amount: £73,549
Funder: Oslo Metropolitan University
Duration: January 2017 - July 2018

Project Title: Initial Teacher Education for Inclusion
Project Directors: Peter Hick, Yvette Solomon
Amount: £123,538
Funder: National Council for Special Education, Ireland
Duration: August 2015 - May 2018

Project Title: Literature review and comparative analysis exploring the role of the subject in subject leadership
Project Directors: Linda Hammersley-Fletcher, Steph Ainsworth, Caroline Davies
Amount: £11,708
Funder: Ambition School Leadership
Duration: March 2018 - May 2018

Project Title: 2-Curious: Arts Pilot Project
Project Directors: Christina MacRae, Rachel Holmes, Abigail Hackett
Amount: £6,000
Funder: Curious Minds
Duration: January 2018 - May 2018

Project Title: Catalab
Project Director: Geoff Bright
Amount: £3,000
Funder: AHRC Catalyst
Duration: November 2017 - April 2018

Recently completed projects:

Project Title: Productive Margins; Regulation for Engagement
Project Directors: Morag McDermont, Gabrielle Ivinson
Amount: £31,630
Funder: ESRC/AHRC
Duration: September 2013 - March 2018

Project Title: The Dyslexia/ Specific Learning Difficulties Support Project, Year 2: seeking out dyslexia-friendly practice
Project Director: Dr Dominic Griffiths
Amount: £27,000
Funder: DfE/British Dyslexia Association
Duration: April 2017 - March 2018

Project Title: Training and Evaluation of Asset Based Approaches
Project Director: Carol Packham
Amount: £8,640
Funder: The Big Life Company
Duration: February 2017 - February 2018

Project Title: Taking Yourself Seriously
Project Director: Kate Pahl
Amount: £78,896.89
Funder: AHRC Follow on funding
Duration: February 2017 - February 2018

Project Title: Graphic Lives: telling Bangladeshi migrant women's stories through graphic narratives
Project Director: Sarah McNicol
Amount: £23,000
Funder: Heritage Lottery Fund
Duration: Feb 2017 - Jan 2018
Project Outline

Project Title: 2-Curious: Big Life CPD Network
Project Directors: Kerry Moakes, Jo McNulty, Rachel Holmes
Amount: £4,500
Funder: Big Life/Faculty of Education, Man Met
Duration: January 2017 - January 2018

Project Title: Songlines to Impact & Legacy: Creating Living Knowledge through working with Social Haunting
Project Directors: Geoff Bright, Sarah McNicol
Amount: £55,057
Funder: AHRC
Duration: February 2017 - December 2017

Project Title: Sci-napse
Project Director: Dr Nicola Whitton (MMU) and Dr Paul Howard-Jones (Bristol)
Amount: £650,000 (MMU: £325,000)
Funder: Education Endowment Fund and The Wellcome Trust
Duration: January 2015 - December 2017

Project Title: Partispace: Spaces and Styles of Participation
Project Director: Janet Batsleer
Amount: 200,000 euros
Funder: European Commission
Duration: February 2015 - December 2017

Project Title: Evaluation of City Play
Project Directors: Martin Needham, Christina MacRae, M. Jones
Amount: £20,555
Funder: City Football Group
Duration: January 2017 - December 2017

Project Title: Listening in and out of more-than-human worlds
Project Director: Michael Gallagher
Amount: £14,375
Funder: Leverhulme Trust
Duration: February 2017 - November 2017

Project Title: Investigating the impact of a Realistic Mathematics Education approach on achievement and attitudes in Post-16 GCSE resit classes
Project Directors: Susan Hough, Yvette Solomon
Amount: £82,202
Funder: Nuffield Foundation
Duration: December 2014 - November 2017

Project Title: Peer Research: youth loneliness in the UK
Project Directors: Janet Batsleer, James Duggan, Sarah McNicol
Amount: £59,500
Funder: Co-operative Foundation
Duration: October 2016 - October 2017

Project Title: An Analysis of Project-Based Learning: Generating Academic Understanding through Sustainable and Cross-Disciplinary Embedding within the University Curriculum
Project Director: Juliette Wilson-Thomas
Funder: CeLT
Duration: September 2016 - July 2017

Project Title: Whose values? The discursive construction of the civic role of teachers in Teacher Education Programmes.
Project Directors: Dr. Edda Sant, Dr. Chris Hanley
Amount: £7,946
Funder: MMU RAG (Research Accelerator Grant)
Duration: September 2016 - June 2017
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Project Title: Global Citizenship: A live project
Project Directors: Chris Hanley, Edda Sant
Amount: £4,000
Funder: MMU CELT SOTL
Duration: September 2016 - June 2017

Project Title: Stockport Family Model: a restorative approach
Project Directors: James Duggan, Harriet Rowley
Amount: £90,000
Funder: DfE, Stockport Council, TNS-BMRB
Duration: July 2015 - March 2017

Project Title: How do families with under fives experience museums?
Project Directors: Abigail Hackett, Christina MacRae, Lisa Proctor
Amount: £12,127
Funder: Humber Museums Partnership
Duration: Oct 2016 - March 2017
Project Outline

Project Title: The Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties Support Project Evaluation
Project Director: Dr Dominic Griffiths
Amount: £30,000
Funder: DfE/British Dyslexia Association
Duration: April 2016 - March 2017

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