School of Education and Social Work
What is CSPACE?
The Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education is an inclusive, playful, experimental research collective that interacts closely and dynamically with Birmingham City University’s community of nationally renowned practitioner education programmes. CSPACE supports the development and fruition of the research ideas of BCU staff, students and people from the communities that the University serves. A central principle of CSPACE is that practice-based research is a key aspect of the professional identity of health and education practitioners. Practitioner research is a vital form of knowledge production that needs to be fed back into the policy-making cycle.
Birmingham Music Education
B-MERG brings multiple faculties together to research music-based teaching and learning under one umbrella. The group is concerned with all styles, genres and traditions of music.B-MERG research group
Cultures in Education
CiERG aims to empower children, young people and families by increasing understanding and provision of education services in the wider cultural context of their lives.Cultures research group
The core research mission of PERG is to interrogate and challenge dominant ideologies, practices and discourses in the field of teacher education/teacher learning.Practitioner research
Research EnvironmentFind out more about our research environment and what it's like to work as a researcher in education at BCU. You can also find out more about PhD opportunities.
Staff Members and PartnersBirmingham City University is home to a wealth of knowledge and our staff have considerable experience of working within an education and social work setting.
Research ProjectsWe are currently working on a number of projects within CSPACE. View them all on our project page. You can also see our past projects or view our individual research groups to see a filtered list of projects aligned to our specialisms.
The CSPACE blog will offer insight into our inventive and creative approaches to research, as well as promoting our work on inclusion and social justice across a range of educational fields.