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International Research Conference on Nurture in Education (London, October 2014

This conference, organised by the Nurture Group Network, was attended by Dr Seaneen Sloan and Aideen Gildea, who were able to make links with academics and...

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New Approaches to Science Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom (NASTOC) – final report and teaching toolkit now available

The final research report and teacher’s toolkit for the NASTOC project are now available. Teachers worked together (one primary and one...

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The CEE Embarks on Exciting New Projects

The Centre for Effective Education (CEE) has been awarded a number of important and exciting research grants. A team led by Professor Allen Thurston has been funded by...

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Exploring the relationship between children's views of an after-school social and emotional learning program on the actual change in their behavioural outcomes after the programme

A paper just published by Dr Liam O’Hare from the Centre for Effective Education explored the relationship between children's views of...

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Research finds evidence that a ‘Free Book Gifting’ programme has a positive effect on parents’ attitudes

A paper recently published by Dr Liam O’Hare and read more


Slavin, R. E., Lake, C., Hanley, P. & Thurston,  (Sep 2014) Experimental Evaluations of Elementary Science Programs: A Best-Evidence Synthesis. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 51, 7, p. 870-901

O'Hare, L, & Connolly, P. (2014).  A cluster randomised controlled trial of "Bookstart+". a book programme. Journal of Children's Services, 9(1), 18-30

O'Hare, L. (2014). Did Children's Perceptions of an after-school Soical Learning Program Predict Change in their Behavior?.  Procedia-Soical and Behavioral Sciences, 116, 3786-3792

The Centre for Effective Education is leading two major initiatives; Improving Children’s Lives - an interdisciplinary Research Initiative, and Una, a Global Learning Initiative.   The Centre is editorial home to the new, international peer-reviewed journal Effective Education.