CREET has a world-class reputation for creative and innovative collaborations with research users through its pioneering of participatory and inclusive research methods and partnerships with stakeholder organisations.
CREET has a world-class reputation for methodological innovation and the on-going development of pioneering forms, and programmes, of participatory research (including co-constructed, arts-based and child-led work). Our research is designed to ensure that previously excluded/vulnerable and complexly disadvantaged members of society are not disenfranchised, and that they are enabled to participate, for instance, in research that will impact decisions of significance for them and their communities. Our researchers have especial expertise in developing inclusive research practices in collaboration with children and young people and disabled people. Our work is frequently intersectional – acknowledging the ways in which social identities, and allied systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination, intersect and interact.
One example of our excellence in developing partnerships with stakeholder organisation is our multiple award-winning participatory programmes of international teacher education have developed pedagogies of mutuality, and models of sustainable change, that are providing innovative solutions, at scale, to the challenges the global community faces in promoting, expanding and improving teacher education − in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, China and, most recently, in Bangladesh and India. We work extensively, and often in partnership, with international organisations such as The Commonwealth of Learning, DFID, the European Union, OECD, The World Bank and UNESCO in the applications of new forms of ICTs and Open Educational Resources to teacher education.