Our mission at The Society for Education and Training (SET) is to engage our members in the active use, creation and dissemination of research into effective teaching and learning practices.

SET members are committed professionals who recognise why being research active and committed to evidence based practice is important to improving their own teaching and outcomes for learners, and is included in the Professional Standards.

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and SET are committed to supporting and promoting 'research for the sector, by the sector'. Much of our effort is focused on providing practitioners with the time, space and resources to undertake their own research to improve an aspect of practice, and to ground this in theory and to existing research.

  • SET's online research library

SET members can access SET's expansive online research library. The journal collection comprises a wide range of national and international education research allowing you to deepen your teaching and training expertise.

Access the online research library.

  • Professional Standards Research Tool 

The Professional Standards Research Tool gives you quick access to an enhanced range of new resources relating to each of the 20 Professional Standards including blogs, papers, videos, posters and much more. The clear navigation to the range of intuitive features means the tool can be accessed anywhere, anytime on any mobile or desktop devices. The tool is for use by anyone undertaking CPD, especially if you are undertaking Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status or Advance Teacher Status (ATS)

Access the Professional Standards Research Tool.

  • Practitioner Research Programme

Applications are now closed for the 2019/20 Practitioner Research Programme (PRP)

Visit the ETF website to find out more about the ETF MPhil and MA short course research programme.

  • Access to research

SET has been guided by our members to increase the quality and quantity of access to research. For example:

  • Increased research content in InTuition, featuring practitioner-led research and key readings.
  • Access to research Q&A via SET's online communities.
  • Bursaries to support SET members on the Foundation’s Practitioner Research Programme (applications currently closed).
  • Publication of our Research Supplements showcasing practitioner research from the sector.

SET members value being part of a community of practice. Promoting and stimulating the application, and generation, of research is a central part of this provision. Practitioners who are SET members have the space to publish their own work and access the latest offerings from the sector. We hope you make the most of the material and resources available to you via our website, Intuition and the Research Supplement.

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