The Learning Education & Development (LED) research centre at the University of Cumbria focuses on collaborative research and development projects. Our dual purposes are to support practitioners in the development of research-informed practice and to publish high quality research. We work with colleagues and organisations across early years, children’s workforce, primary schooling, secondary schooling, outdoor learning, youth work and further and higher education.

  • LED aims to collaborate with practitioners, partnership organisations, communities, and research networks to support the development of research-informed practice
  • LED is inter-professional and focuses on research and development work to improve outcomes for children, young people and adult learners in early years’ settings, schools, outdoor learning, further and higher education, and youth, adult and community settings.
  • LED is committed to empowering practitioners to contribute to collective leadership and the development of research-informed practice through professional inquiry and practitioner research.
  • LED provides research events, networking, collaborative projects, professional learning programmes and consultancy to support leadership of change and to meet professional learning requirements.

If you lead an organisation or work directly with children, young people or adult learners, and are interested in developing research-informed practice, then LED is for you.


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Journals and Publications

Click on the links below to read publications relevant to The Learning, Education and Development (LED) research.

Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN)

The Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) and conference is hosted by RIPLE. Visit the TEAN web pages for more information.

Assessment in HE

The AHE (Assessment in Higher Education) network and biennial conference is hosted by RIPLE. Visit their website for more information.

Contact Us

Please contact us to find out how we might be able to support you in developing research-informed practice. To arrange an initial discussion about your requirements for continuing professional learning or collaborative research and development