Research

STEP conducts a wide variety of research to address gaps and tackle issues surrounding inclusion, family learning, and educational opportunities for mobile communities. Stemming over 15 years, STEP has produced a high standard of research outputs which have had immediate and long-term impact on policy and professional practice around Traveller Education.  STEP receives funding from the Scottish Government Learning and Equalities Directorates for much of its impact work – while empirical and theoretical research is undertaken with support from local and external funding and through various partnerships with other institutions.  Our research interests come under the following themes:

  • Education and mobility: how mobile connectivity and disconnections impact engagement and opportunities in education.
  • Mobile young people learning with digital technology.
  • Exploring and developing appropriate methods for researching mobile communities.
  • Creative, dialogic and arts-based approaches to generate artworks and dialogue.

We welcome students, staff and external organisations who would like to explore possible collaborations.  To get in touch, email maureen.finn@ed.ac.uk or pauline.duncan@ed.ac.uk.

 

Research projects

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