"Understanding how to educate people for today's politically, technologically and socially changing world is at the core of the work of the Graduate School of Education.
Central to this is the belief that the ways in which people learn throughout life within educational institutions, the workplace and informal settings is of major significance for the future development of the UK and countries around the world."
We have developed a collaborative and vibrant research culture in partnership with local, national and international communities of academics and practitioners.
We are very proud of our internationally renowned research and are committed to finding new ways of representing and communicating research to a wide audience.
As a postgraduate school our teaching programmes span postgraduate teacher education, masters degrees and doctoral programmes. This teaching draws on the strength of our research, together with the distributed expertise of our academic staff.
As you will see in the pages that follow, the Graduate School is large and diverse; we are one of the largest departments in the University of Bristol and we support diversity and difference across all aspects of our work.
However, throughout we have one common aim to promote effective learning whether that be the learning of our own students through our teaching or the learning of those with whom we come into contact through our multidisciplinary research and development work.
The Graduate School of Education Library provides a rich resource and a supportive environment for students to learn individually or collaboratively. The new library was opened in April 2010 - a major investment in creative learning in Education at the University of Bristol. The Education Library is one of 10 branch libraries which make up the University Library Service. All students are entitled to use any of these branch libraries and most of them are close to the Graduate School of Education.
The Education Library provides access to both print and online books and journals, reports, pamphlets, government publications on education, a DVD/Video collection and to a collection of recent theses authored by GSoE staff and students. In addition a number of online databases and web resources relevant to education and counselling, are made available to users by the Library.
As well as access to these materials, the Library also provides quiet areas for study, facilities for photocopying, printing, access to networked PCs, scanning, and to DVD, CD-Rom and video playback facilities.Library induction sessions are offered to all new students and help is always available at the Library Issue Desk. In addition, the Subject Resources and Support pages for Education, give help on literature searching and academic writing, as well as information on the relevant online and print resources available for students. The programme handbooks also give further information on library services and resources.