Educational Research and Development

Livelab is passionate about researching and improving learning and teaching.

Drawing on vast experience and expertise in the fields of education and educational technology, we employ a range of research methods to explore learning and teaching and provide evidence informed insights that enhance educational experiences and promote innovative approaches. 

We are involved in a range of research and development projects focussing on areas such as: 

  • action research and teacher professional development 
  • digital literacy and 21st Century skills
  • educational technology for social good and critical perspectives on technology
  • mobile technologies, computer games and communication technologies 
  • learner voice and empowerment 

We are currently leading the research and evaluation strand of the Teachers First project on behalf of Imagine Education. The project seeks to enhance teacher performance through the use of near field communication technologies and an intensive programme of professional development. 

Tim Rudd has recently co-edited the book 'Negotiating Neoliberalism: Developing Alternative Educational Visions'. The book highlights the central features of neoliberal education policies, their origins, recent developments and provides insights into the day to day realities and negative impacts of recent policies on professional practice.

We have recently authored professional development assets aimed at enhancing Digital Literacy on behalf of the British Council for their 'connecting Classrooms' Programme. Additionally, we have also produced materials linking Digital Literacy and Responsible Consumption and Production.

We also recently led the research and development strand of the Whole School ICT Development (WSID) project in Brunei, for partners Imagine Education.

Livelab were recently involved in developing a series of activities and outputs focussing on Critical Perspectives on Educational Technology at the University of Brighton.

If you wish to find out more about what we do, please visit our contacts page. For more information on the type of work we do, please visit the projects and publications pages.