The NFER Research Programme
NFER is developing its own programme of research to focus on important, undeveloped research areas within education where we feel that our research skills and depth of subject expertise could offer a valuable insight and contribution into improving the education and wellbeing of learners.
The NFER Research Programme is jointly funded by NFER in collaboration with partners who have a strong interest in these topics and share our values and objectives.
The NFER Research Programme currently consists of three areas of work:
From Education to Employment
With the latest government figures showing almost one million young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), research is underway to examine approaches that help young people carve themselves a path through education into employment.
Innovation in Education
Working together with Futurelab at NFER, this area of work will provide evidence about new approaches to education, teaching and learning. We aim to find rewarding learning experiences that will inspire, challenge and engage all young people, and equip them with the essential skills and attitudes for life, learning and work in the 21st Century.
Projects in this area seek to identify how excellence in teaching and learning can be promoted and effectively spread to secure the best possible outcomes for young people.
See also NFER's extensive portfolio of contract research.